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‘Babuji’ Jagjivan Ram :

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    History & Culture
  • Published
    7th Apr, 2021

Context:

The UNGA(United Nations General Assembly) proclaimed 21st March as this International Day to be commemorated annually. It was adopted on 26th October 1966.

About:

  • The theme for this year is Youth standing up against racism.
  • The public is made aware through #FightRacism.
  • The aim is to market a worldwide culture of tolerance, equality, and anti-discrimination and calls on all folks to face up against racial prejudice and intolerant behavior.

Historical Background :

  • In 1960, on an equivalent day, police killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa , against the apartheid "pass laws".

Significance :

  • It signifies the struggle to end the policy of apartheid in South Africa and calls on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all kinds of racism .