THE MAULED & MUTILATED HINDU NATION, BADLY DEFEATED IN CIVIL WAR IN 1947, HAS NOT DARED TO SET UP ANY MEMORIAL TO REMIND THE WORLD OF THE "DEAD, RAPED & DRIVEN" OF 1947. A BLOT ON THE TERRIFIED COWARDLY NATION, STILL TOO ASHAMED TO MENTION THE WORD "PARTITION"!
Recently however we heard of a so-called Martyrs Museum somewhere in the complex of Golden Temple that hardly anyone will come to see. The proper location ought to have been the "Rashtrapati Bhawan" (PRESIDENT'S HOUSE) in NEW DELHI!
Now we hear of something more decent and befitting: The noble act by the Chief Minister of Haryana.
We salute Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on laying the foundation stone of "Panchnad Shahidi Samarak", a memorial for the VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AT PARTITION.
He is the REAL "Lion" of Bharat who is building the Memorial on TWENTY-FIVE acres of land to start with.
With SHAME & REGRET we compare it with the "lame duck" version of a Holocaust Museum in Amritsar, EAST Punjab, which is as inconspicuous and invisible as it takes!
Ideally, ALL the States, especially EAST Punjab, WEST Bengal and SOUTH Kashmir should combine their resources to build one NATIONAL Museum in NEW DELHI in order to honour those who were butchered, abducted, raped and massacred at Partition.
That will show the world as well as our own coming generations that we are an HONOURABLE and PROUD nation that recalls its dead in an appropriate manner.
The Museum should publicise itself worldwide to invite visitors and also appeal to general public to send all evidence of brutality and violence in the shape of diaries, sketches, pictures, photographs, newspaper cuttings and audio recordings.
It should "twin" itself with the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and benefit from their displays, activities and sources of income. Above all the departments of tourism, Haryana and Punjab should produce publicity literature for placing in all the libraries and for publication in the State and national media.
16 Aug 17
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Khattar lays stone of memorial for Partition violence victims
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday laid the foundation stone of 'Panchnad Shahidi Samarak', a memorial for the Partition violence victims, at Masana village in the district in the presence of several religious leaders.
The memorial to be built on 25-acre land will be dedicated to lakhs of Punjabis who died in the violence in the run-up to India's partition on August 15, 1947.
Organisers said that a medical college, educational institutes, a library, old age home and a museum will be part of the project that would be expanded further on 100 acres.
Addressing a well-attended function, Khattar said that the memorial would be an apt tribute to unknown people who laid their lives for not changing their religious faith.
"I urge all sections of the society to contribute for the upcoming memorial as it will be a true service to the humanity. We should follow the principles and teachings of our ancestors," he said.
Recalling the large-scale violence during the Partition, Khattar said that trains full of innocent people were dispatched and it was a very hurtful event.