India to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism Day

New Delhi, May 20 (Calcutta Tube) India will observe Anti-Terrorism Day Friday to mark former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination on May 21, 1991.

The home ministry said in a statement Thursday: ‘Anti-terrorism Day is observed to generate awareness among all sections about the danger of terrorism, violence and its dangerous effect on the people, the society and the country.’

Debates and discussions will be organised in schools, colleges and universities Friday. Symposia, seminars and lectures will also take place.

People in government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions will take anti-terrorism pledge.

A Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew up Gandhi at an election rally near Chennai in 1991.

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