Partition Horror Day
Partition of Sub Continent was one of the painful chapters in human history. It brought many stories of death and destruction to people. Bloods of river became order of the day. Communal fires raged everywhere.
Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is an annual national memorial day observed on 14 August in India, commemorating the victims and sufferings of people during the 1947 partition of India. It was first observed in 2021, after announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As a matter of fact, The day remembers the sufferings of many Indians during the partition. Several families were displaced and many lost their lives in the partition. It aims to remind Indians the need to remove social divisions, disharmony and to further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment.
The partition had left 10 to 20 million people displaced and left 2 hundred thousand to 2 million dead.
On 14 August 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the 14 of August annually will be remembered as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to remind the nation of the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians during the partition in 1947.
On 14 August 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Partitions 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 Partition Horrors Remembrance Day 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.”
In 2022, the Delhi Metro honoured Partition Horrors Remembrance Day by setting up an exhibit that included “panels on the wrecked buildings in Lahore and Amritsar”.
- The University Grants Commission, in 2022, implored all academic institutions to plan observances for Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.The University of Kashmir honoured Partition Horrors Remembrance Day by organising a photo exhibition aimed at highlighting “the agony, suffering and pain of millions of sufferers of the Partition”.