The residents of Herat on Wednesday commemorated the 24th of Haut (March 15), which marks the 44th anniversary of the day when thousands of people stood up against the then communist government, which led to carnage and bloody incident.
The day is also known as Qiam Khoneen Herat (Bloody Uprising Day of Herat).
The residents gathered by the graves of the people who were killed in the uprising.
“I hope those who have been misled by propagandas of the media return back to their pride as a nation,” said Noor Ahmad Islamjar, governor of Herat, while addressing the gathering.
The ceremony to mark the day was attended mostly by the family members of victims of the 24th of Haut uprising.
“The dead bodies of the Muslims were laid even on the banks of the streets and on the streets. The streets and riverbanks were covered with blood,” the governor said.
Khuda Bakhsh, a resident of Herat l, lost two of his brothers on that day.
“They would drive the military tanks on the people here at the gate ... They would drive the tanks on some people and then would shoot at the others. The revolution was very difficult,” said Khuda Bakhsh, a resident of Herat.
The ceremony to mark the Bloody Uprising Day of Herat was held with top security. According to residents, more than 24,000 people were killed.
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