National Anti-Terrorism Day: Know history and why is it observed on 21 May
Anti-Terrorism Day: The day highlights the significance of eradicating terrorism and promoting peace and harmony
India observes National Anti-Terrorism Day on 21 May every year to commemorate the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was the youngest prime minister of India who came into power at 40. Gandhi, the sixth PM of India, was assassinated by a woman-a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on 21 May 1991, at Sriperumbudur, a village near Madras. The VP Singh's government announced that 21 May would be observed as Anti-Terrorism Day.