27,000 Massacred, the Bloody Price of ‘Liberation’: Hyderabad 1948

As Featured in India’s Digital Magazine, The Quint. The BJP has been pushing hard to celebrate Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17 every year to mark the end of the Nizam’s rule in the erstwhile princely state. This chapter of history does not feature prominently in our textbooks. And neither does the brutal violence that was involved – a fact that was conveniently brushed under the carpet till recently. Supressing the History of a Massacre The Sunder Lal Committee Report, submitted in 1949 and suppressed by subsequent governments, revealed that 27-40,000 people were killed in the aftermath of the annexation … Continue reading 27,000 Massacred, the Bloody Price of ‘Liberation’: Hyderabad 1948