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BJP To Observe Partition Horror Memorial Day On Aug 14

Ahead of Independence Day 2022, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will observe Partition Horror Memorial Day on August 14 across Uttar Pradesh as part of its national campaign.

“The Party would observe Partition Horror Memorial Day in all the 1918 organization circles in the state in memory of the sad occurrence of partition of the country in 1947,” Programme In-Charge and state BJP General Secretary, Anoop Gupta said in a press statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last year, had called for observing the day in memory of those who suffered the unbearable pain of partition. 

Independence Day 2022: No Parking at Delhi Metro Stations From Today 

Parking facilities at Delhi Metro stations will not be available from Sunday morning till Monday afternoon in view of security measures adopted for Independence Day, the transporter said.

Metro train services will continue to run as per schedule, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Friday.

“Parking facilities will not be available at the Delhi Metro stations from 6:00 AM on Sunday i.e, 14th August, 2022 till 2:00 PM on Monday i.e, 15th August, 2022 in view of the security measures adopted on the occasion of Independence Day,” it said in a notification.

Salman Rushdie On Ventilator, Likely To Lose An Eye

Salman Rushdie was on a ventilator with damaged liver and may lose an eye after the Mumbai-born controversial author was stabbed in the neck and abdomen by a man who apparently sympathised with Shia extremism and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing “The Satanic Verses”, was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident identified as Hadi Matar, a US national of Lebanese origin, on stage on Friday while he was being introduced at a literary event of the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.

“The news is not good,” the 75-year-old writer’s agent, Andrew Wylie said about Rushdie’s critical health condtion, sending shockwaves across the literary world which condemned the incident as an attack on freedom of expression.

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