Centre celebrates Hyderabad Liberation Day

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The Central government has celebrated Hyderabad Liberation day today, the first of its kind since the Liberation took place in 1948.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spearheaded the event and the venue was the Parade Ground in Hyderabad. 

The event today celebrates the day when the Princely State of Hyderabad was fully integrated into the Indian Union. 

When the exercise of integrating the Princely States was in full swing, some states were against joining either India or Pakistan and therefore declared Independence. Amongst these was Hyderabad, the largest Princely State surrounded by Indian Territory. 

The Nizam of Hyderabad wanted to keep his state independent and entered into a standstill agreement with India in November 1947. 

By this time, people in the Princely State started revolting against the Nizam, so he ordered his para-military force, the Razakars to deal with the protesters, which they did with brutality. 

The action of Razakars forced the Indian Government into action and they ordered the Indian Army to move into Hyderabad, and after a few days of fighting, Hyderabad was fully integrated into the Indian Union on September 17, 1948. 

The event saw celebrations of various kinds as the ministry of culture roped various artists, folk dancers and Gussadi dancers to perform. 

TSRTC buses had been arranged to provide transport for people to participate in the Liberation Day celebrations. Flexiboards, badge boards and flags had been set up across the twin cities. 

The event was attended by various dignitaries, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. 

In the event, the Union Minister credited Sardar Vallabhai Patel with the integration of Hyderabad into the Indian Union and lashed out at those who had failed to celebrate the event “due to vote bank politics”.

The event was also celebrated at the state level with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao taking out celebrations in the city as well.

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