Shah hails people of ‘cruel’ Nizam regime, says they fought valiantly against ‘Razakars’
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hailed the people of Telangana, Hyderabad-Karnataka and Marathwada on Hyderabad Liberation Day and hailed them for their brave fight against the ‘atrocities’ of the ‘Razakars’ to merge the region into the Union of India.
On September 17, 1948, the then state of Hyderabad, which was under the rule of Nizam, was annexed into the Union of India following a military action, initiated by the Home Minister of the time, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
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“Greetings to the people of Telangana, Hyderabad-Karnataka and Marathwada region on the occasion of ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’. I bow to the martyrs and brave warriors, who fought valiantly against the atrocities of Razakars under the cruel rule of Nizam to merge Hyderabad into the Union of India,” Shah tweeted.
The central government is holding an event in Secunderabad on Saturday to commemorate “Hyderabad Liberation Day” with the Home Minister as the chief guest.
The Razakars were a private militia that defended the old Nizam regime in Hyderabad and oppressed Hindus.
When India gained independence, the Razakars called on the state of Hyderabad to either join Pakistan or become a Muslim dominion while resisting its merger with the Union of India.