Anti-Terrorism Day 2022: History, significance and all you need to know

India observes Anti-Terrorism Day annually on May 21 with the objective to discourage terrorism and cult-violence and highlight the sufferings of common people.

The day also marks the death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he was assassinated in Tamil Nadu on this day in 1991. Commemorating him, India began celebrating Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21.

The objective behind celebrating Anti-Terrorism Day is to spread the message of love, harmony, unity and peace in the society and also to make them aware of anti-social acts of terrorism.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) proposed that ‘Anti-Terrorism Pledge’ may be taken solemnly  by officials in their rooms or offices, keeping in view the safety of participants and organizers and to avoid public gatherings.

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