Hyderabad September 03 (VM): Bandhi Sanjay, State president, BJP here on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao was not being observed ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ officially on September 17, fearing backlash from All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AMIMIM).
BJP president sought clarification from State Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao as to why not celebrating ‘Liberation Day on September 17 in the State.? “BJP is only the party in the state, who has been seeking to observe Liberation Day for the last several years,’’ said Bandi Sanjay, president, BJP in Telangana State.
Lauding G.Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism and Culture for conducting a review meeting with regard to organizing Liberation Day officially. “If Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), comes to power in the s will officially conduct Liberation Day on September 17, if the BJP comes to power in the State,’’
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced to organize a year-long celebration marking ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’ starting from September 17. Amith Shah, Union Home Minister has also been invited for the same. During 1948, the erstwhile state of Hyderabad run by the Nizams was annexed to India.
Kishan Reddy, Union Culture Minister in his letter said that the year-long event is being held as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebrations that the Centre has undertaken to mark India’s 75 years of Independence. It was also addressed in his letter that the state of Hyderabad had been freed from the Nizams tyranny.
In fact, the annexation is also a memory for many Muslims in the Hyderabad State, given that there were massacres of thousands after the Indian Army took over the State. The atrocities against Muslims are well documented in the Sunderlal Committee ( set up by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru) to look into the atrocities of Muslims) report.