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Anti Terrorism Day 2021 – May 21

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Anti Terrorism Day 2021Anti Terrorism Day is annually observed across India on 21st May to wean away youth from terrorism and to highlight the suffering of the common public and its effect on the national interest. The day also marks the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

21st May 2021 marks the 30th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.


The day aims to spread the importance of peace, human, unity, and harmony among the people, and to create awareness about the anti-social acts of terrorism.


i.On 21st May 1991, former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in  Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu by Terrorist.

ii.The government led by VP Singh decided to observe the 21st May of every year as the Anti Terrorism day. The official announcement of the day was made after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Anti Terrorism Pledge:

The Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed that Anti Terrorism Pledge be taken in all the government offices, public sector undertaking and other institutions on Anti-Terrorism Day.

Terrorism in India:

i.All forms of Terrorism poses a threat to the security of the citizens and to international stability and prosperity.

ii.According to the Global Terrorism Index(GTI) 2020, India ranked 8th on the list of the most highly impacted country from terrorism.