In India, 21 May is observed as a National Anti Terrorism Day. The day commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. The National Anti Terrorism Day is also observed to spread the message of peace, harmony, and humankind and to promote unity among the people. Rajiv Gandhi was India’s youngest Prime Minister. He was appointed as the 6th Prime Minister of the country and served the nation from 1984 to 1989.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21st May 1991, by a human bomb. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by a terrorist. Then, under the V.P. Singh government, the centre has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day.

21 May National Anti Terrorism Day