India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15, while Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. Actually on August 14, slave India was divided into two parts and a new country Pakistan was born. Along with this, India was also declared independent by the British.
Although India became independent on August 15, 1947, Pakistan was born out of partitioned India on August 14, 1947, and on this day horrific riots took place in Muslim-majority areas of West and East Pakistan, where Hindus were massacred. This is the reason why on Sunday 15 August 2021, a day before the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the countrymen that from today, 14 August every year has been decided to be celebrated as ‘Bhajanabhishika Memorial Day’. ‘
If seen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agony about the partition of the country was revealed a day before the anniversary of independence. He openly shared his feelings and said that the pain of separation is never forgotten. Millions of brothers and sisters have been displaced and millions have lost their lives due to hatred and violence. To commemorate the struggle and sacrifice of those people, August 14 has been decided to be celebrated as ‘Vibhishika Memorial Day’ every year. Not only this, Prime Minister Modi further wrote that this Bhagla Vibhishika Memorial Day will not only inspire us to end the poison of discrimination, animosity and ill-will but will also strengthen unity, social harmony and human feelings.
Let us tell you that on 14 August 1947, at the time of the partition of India-Pakistan by the British, there were terrible communal riots in Bengal, Bihar and Punjab. In which about 2.5 lakh to 10 lakh people were killed. The special thing is that to prevent these communal riots, Mahatma Gandhi was fasting in Noakhali, Bengal at that time and did not even attend the Independence Day celebrations. Due to which that ceremony also started fading.
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It may be noted that India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15 while Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. Actually on August 14, slave India was divided into two parts and a new country Pakistan was born. Along with this, India was also declared independent by the British. Pakistan was carved as a Muslim country after the partition of India by the British colonial rule in 1947. Due to which not only lakhs of people were displaced but lakhs of people lost their lives due to massive riots.
Let us tell you that even on the morning of August 15, people were displaced from their motherland and were going to their own country, which had become each other’s country. It means that all colors were missing from the faces of people who came from Pakistan to India and from India to Pakistan. It is said that riots broke out on both sides during the partition and millions lost their lives in the violence. In some reports, this figure is even stated up to 20 lakhs. This is nothing short of a disgrace on the then administration, as everything was done in haste without thinking, for which the common people paid the price by losing their money and people.
Let us tell you that when Pakistan separated from India on August 14, the political fighters of the freedom struggle said that the citizens of the country who want to stay with Pakistan can stay and those who want to stay with India can also stay. can stay However, Pakistan had accepted this agreement in the meantime. But on the very next day, the brutal face of Pakistan came out. When the dead bodies of Hindus and Sikhs started arriving in the trains coming from there, the people of India were stunned and the Indian politicians were also surprised. But nothing could be done now. So Mahatma Gandhi reached Noakhali.
– Kamlesh Pandey
Senior journalist and columnist