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National Anti-Terrorism Day 2024: 21 May

Published on May 21, 2024
Current Context: National Anti-Terrorism Day is observed annually in India on May 21 to commemorate the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
National Anti-Terrorism Day 2024: 21 May
  • In 2024, it was observed on Tuesday, May 21.
  • The day pays tribute to the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives in the fight against terrorism, including Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by a suicide bomber from the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) in 1991.
  • The observance serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by victims of terrorism and the ongoing need for vigilance against extremist activities.
  • It encourages citizens to stand united against the forces that seek to divide and destabilise the country through acts of violence and hatred.
  • Various events are organised to spread awareness about violence and unite people to fight against terrorism.
  • Schools and colleagues also organise debates and special programmes to spread awareness about terrorism and unite people to fight for a better cause.


Q1. When is National Anti-Terrorism Day observed in India?

  • A) May 15
  • B) May 21
  • C) May 30
  • D) June 1

Answer: B) May 21

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