The people of Assam who are battling floods were not deterred when it came to Independence Day. Photographs of students saluting the National Flag despite the heavy floods have been shared extensively on the social media. The teachers in the schools of Assam sent out messages about how proud they were of the students who dared the floods and took part in the Independence Day celebrations. Here are a few pictures which show how Mother Nature’s fury did not deter the people of Assam on Independence Day.
The Chinese who decided to give the ceremonial Independence Day programme with India a skip attempted an incursion at Ladakh amidst the Doklam standoff. The Chinese made two bids on Independence Day, which were foiled by the alert and brave Indian soldiers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received over 9,000 suggestions for his Independence Day speech. There are over 9,000 submissions made on the MyGov portal of the government as well as on the Narendra Modi App.
Why does Pakistan celebrate its Independence Day on August 14? In 1947, 15 August happened to be the Jummat-ul-Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan, and Jinnah asked all Muslims across the world to come together at mosques and pray and seek His guidance to make Pakistan a great state.
Today is Independence Day in Balochistan. The Baloch people say that they got independence on August 11 1947 from the British. However in 1948 Pakistan annexed the provide.
In a fresh warning, Zakir Musa, has warned institutions in Kashmir against forcing girls from taking part in Independence Day celebrations. Musa who had broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen to form an outfit affiliated to the al-Qaeda said a principle of an educational institution was “forcing” girls to participate in the parade on August 15 celebrations on India’s Independence Day at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar.
A high-alert has been issued in Assam in which it has been stated that ULFA terrorists may try and carry out an attack on Independence Day. The intelligence alert suggests that 7 terrorists had slipped into Assam from Myanmar and are looking to carry out a major attack.