14 AUGUST PARTITION HORRORS REMEMBRANCE DAY
The Partition of British India into two dominions, the Republic of India and Pakistan was done in accordance with the Indian Independence Act 1947. 14th August 1947 is commemorated as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, as it was perhaps one of the most tragic days in the run-up to India’s Independence Day. On this day, millions of men and women were displaced and lost their lives during the process of Partition. As the Prime Minister rightly put it, the pain caused by the country’s Partition cannot be forgotten and August 14th marks the struggle and sacrifices of the people of India. Though the trauma of Partition can never be forgotten, the day is a reminder for us to remove the poison of social divisions and disharmony and further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony, and human empowerment.
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