Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 14th August would be remembered as the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. In a tweet, he said that “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.“
In A follow-up tweet, he asked people to strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony, and human empowerment. He added, “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.
On this 15th August, India will complete 75 years of its independence, and this will be a joyous moment for the countrymen. The British ruled India for about 200 years and committed many atrocities on the people living in India. Before India’s independence, British divided India into two parts, first India and second Pakistan. Because of this partition, millions of people had to leave their homes, and humans have seen the largest migration in the history of humankind.
Brief history of 14th august or Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
Even before the partition, Britishers had made a plan to divide India. After separation, the British split the former British territory of Punjab between the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan. The chiefly Muslim part of the territory became Pakistan’s, Punjab Province. The mostly Hindu and Sikh eastern division became India’s East Punjab state.
Due to the partition, millions of people had to be displaced, and inter-communal violence also followed. About 12 million people had to be displaced because of the partition; About 6.5 million Muslims had to move from East Punjab to West Punjab, and about 4.7 million Hindus and Sikhs had to move from West Punjab to East Punjab.
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