India to observe Aug 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Modi says the Day should remind us about the pain of Partition unleased on people

By: News Desk      Published: 02:21 PM, 14 Aug, 2021
India to observe Aug 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day across the country to remember the "struggles and sacrifices of our people".

"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," PM Modi tweeted.

"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," he added.

The Indian Prime Minister's announcement on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day comes a day ahead of India's 75th Independence Day. Pakistan observes its Independence Day on August 14.