The meeting was held to commemorate the sacrifices of freedom fighters, Indian soldiers and civilians who fought against the Nizam and Razakars, BJP said. Though the country got independence on August 15, 1947, the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad (under Nizam rule) was merged with the Indian Union on September 17, 1948.
The BJP has been demanding the TRS government to celebrate September 17 as Telangana Liberation Day for the past few years. It has been holding several programmes on the day of liberation.
It should be noted that‘Operation Polo’ or the so-called ‘Police Action’ on September 17, 1948, brought a swift end to the rule of Asaf Jahi dynasty in Hyderabad.
Many of Twitter followed suit and expressed elation at prospect of celebrating September 17 as 'Telangana Liberation Day'.
Greetings to the people of Telangana and the Marathwada region on #HyderabadLiberationDay.On this historic day, I… https://t.co/BlQHHagy7c— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1631848071000
'Liberation from Nizam's tyranny'
Today, the day of liberation from the tyrannical rule of Nizam, should be proudly celebrated by the people of Telan… https://t.co/DfvnLHNrDq— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) 1631842648000
'Salute to freedom fighters'
17th September 1948 was the day Hyderabad state merged with independent India. 🇮🇳Salute to all our valiant freedo… https://t.co/fmVgD1JZDI— Dr. Shriya (@DrShriyaS) 1631874937000
'Razakars threatened bloodbath of Hindus'
On 12th April 1948, Qasim Razvi, Chief of Razakars, threatened a bloodbath of Hindus, when he warned, if Indian Arm… https://t.co/6C962QEE72— CHETHANA PRABHU (@Ravalanath) 1631875492000
September 17 is celebrated as Hyderabad Liberation Day, the day Hyderabad merged with India. Therefore, the cruelty… https://t.co/8HnA35SJdk— vaidehi Bhowar (@vaidehi_12) 1631877038000
'Barbarism continued till Indian Army intervened'
#HinduGenocideByRazakarsRazakars barbarism continued till the Indian Army captured the Hyderabad and liberated fro… https://t.co/VtMpGOzapF— TARANATH POOJARY (@taranathpoojary) 1631875522000
'Basic human rights were denied by Nizam'
The razakars attacked many villages in Telangana region, looting people, raping women and conducting massacres&spre… https://t.co/OEMZGSHSVn— CHETHANA PRABHU (@Ravalanath) 1631875141000
Nizam's double game
#HinduGenocideByRazakars The Nizam started acquiring weapons clandestinely by airplanes with the help of foreigners… https://t.co/ZOgP58YlHU— Nandkumar (@nandu20251) 1631874600000
However, a minor section on Twitter wanted Nizam rule back and claimed it fared much better than how BJP ruled in last seven years.
#BJP couldn't do anything for the country in 8 years compared to what the nizams did for #Hyderabad in one year. Hy… https://t.co/VvXxbZYrnr— Ammar (@AmmarRazvi999) 1631867809000
'Nizam and Razakars were not as cruel'
Nizam and Razakars were not cruel as @BJP4India, @VHPDigital and other hindu nationalist organisation. https://t.co/kbDOvW53We— MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM KHAN (@IBRAHIM77626447) 1631885001000
'It was a communist-led peasant rebellion'
THREAD: Today, 17 Sep marks 72 years since the erstwhile state of Hyderabad, ruled by its last Nizam, was merged w… https://t.co/Up2OV86sAx— Yunus Lasania (@lasaniayunus) 1631860002000
'Nizam rule continued till 1956'
Hyderabad State had its last Nizam,HEH Mir Osman Ali Khan (b. 1886 -d. 1967) as Rajpramukh from 26 January 1950 to… https://t.co/x5INYV0yCq— محمد امان جنید اﷲ قادری (@AmanJunaidUllah) 1631880896000
And then there were some who wondered why Telangana CM was not celebrating
Congratulations to Marathwada and Telangana on the 73rd anniversary of their freedom from Razakars. Pity that… https://t.co/WKkGwiERpQ— Sanjay Dixit ಸಂಜಯ್ ದೀಕ್ಷಿತ್ संजय दीक्षित (@Sanjay_Dixit) 1631878683000