PM Modi declares14th August as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Emphasizng  the pain of partition of the country that can never be forgotten, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today said 14th August will be observed as ‘Partition Horrors Remembers Day’ in memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

May the #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDAy keep reminding us of the need to remove the poison of social divisions, disharmony and further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment.”

India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on 15 August 2021. After the British Colonial rule in 1947, India was divided into two countries- India and Pakistan.

Large-scale riots also took place among the lakhs of people displaced after Partition, in which many people were killed as well as incidents of rape with women also took place.

In this partition, the people of both countries had to face heavy losses and incidents of life and property.