PHOTOS: Partition Museum in Amritsar thrown open

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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday inaugurated the Partition Museum in Amritsar in a tribute to millions of people who lost their lives when Pakistan was carved out of India and called for learning lessons from history to ensure such sad events do not occur again. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday inaugurated the Partition Museum in Amritsar in a tribute to millions of people who lost their lives when Pakistan was carved out of India and called for learning lessons from history to ensure such sad events do not occur again. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

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It was a sombre moment when the CM unveiled the museum’s plaque at the historic Town Hall at a special commemoration ceremony in which it was decided to observe August 17 as the Partition Remembrance Day. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

It was a sombre moment when the CM unveiled the museum’s plaque at the historic Town Hall at a special commemoration ceremony in which it was decided to observe August 17 as the Partition Remembrance Day. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

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A minute-long silence was observed after the ringing of a bell. The museum is an initiative of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT). (Sameer sehgal/HT)

A minute-long silence was observed after the ringing of a bell. The museum is an initiative of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust (TAACHT). (Sameer sehgal/HT)

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Lyricist Gulzar also launched his newly translated book ‘Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition’, on the occasion. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

Lyricist Gulzar also launched his newly translated book ‘Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition’, on the occasion. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

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The museum is inspired by the stories of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, who belonged to Amritsar and whose family home at Gali Vakilan was destroyed in communal violence during the Partition. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

The museum is inspired by the stories of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, who belonged to Amritsar and whose family home at Gali Vakilan was destroyed in communal violence during the Partition. (Sameer sehgal/HT)

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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh (R) with notable lyricist Gulzar (L) and Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(C) during the inauguration of Partition Museum at Town hall, Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh (R) with notable lyricist Gulzar (L) and Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu(C) during the inauguration of Partition Museum at Town hall, Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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Captain Amarinder Singh reading Gulzar’s book ‘Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition’ with Navjot Sidhu on his left. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Captain Amarinder Singh reading Gulzar’s book ‘Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition’ with Navjot Sidhu on his left. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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Visitors looking at an installation at the Partition Museum in Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Visitors looking at an installation at the Partition Museum in Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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