A year after India’s independence, on 17 September 1948, the Hyderabad state was freed from the Nizam’s rule and joined India. On May 8, 1948, three months before independence, Nizam’s army massacred in Gorta village. About 200 people lost their lives in this bloody struggle.
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Bengaluru: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on sunday Karnataka 103 feet high in Gorta village of Bidar district of tricolor hoisted. Shah inaugurated a martyr’s memorial here. During this, the Home Minister recalled the bloody struggle that took place in Gorata village, when Nizam The army had killed hundreds of villagers.
Shah said that Nizam’s merciless army had killed hundreds of people in Gorata for hoisting a two and a half feet high tricolor. Today we can proudly say that 103 feet high tricolor was hoisted on the same ground, which cannot be hidden. Let us tell you what happened at this place 75 years ago and why it is important.
Hyderabad joined India in 1948
A year after India’s independence, on 17 September 1948, the Hyderabad state was freed from the Nizam’s rule and joined India. On May 8, 1948, three months before independence, Nizam’s army massacred in Gorta village. About 200 people had given their lives in this bloody struggle. In fact, after independence in 1947, the Nizam decided to keep Hyderabad independent, but the residents of the then state opposed the Nizam’s rule, so he used his army (Razakars) to suppress this protest. The head of this army was Qasim Rizvi.
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Nizam’s army attacked in Gorata village
The people of Gorata village were strongly opposing the Nizam’s rule. On 8 May 1948, the Razakars entered the village armed with rifles and other weapons. All of them had entered Gorata village riding on horses. After this, he brutally killed 200 people. After this, Razakar took the dead bodies to the temple of Lakshmi located there and burnt them alive. KK Munshi, a minister in the cabinet of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has written about this incident in his book (End of an Era).
‘Dead bodies were scattered all over’
KK Munshi and his team visited Gorata village on 17 May 1948 after the massacre by the Nizam’s army. In his book, he wrote about this tour that 200 people were killed in this massacre. Although this massacre took place on two days, 9 and 10 May, still the dead bodies were lying around the village. The panchnama of the dead bodies did not go till his visit. The village looked like a graveyard. Most of the villagers who survived the attack had fled the village. Munshi had estimated the loss of Rs 70 lakh from this massacre at that time.
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