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Puducherry celebrates its De Jure Transfer day

Puducherry celebrates its De Jure Transfer day

The Union Territory of Puducherry has celebrated its 60th De Jure Transfer day on August 16th, 2021. Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly, R. Selvam, paid floral tributes at the memorial erected in Kizhur, a remote hamlet in Puducherry, where the transfer of power took place on the same day in 1962.

  • In 1954, Puducherry became free de facto and the Treaty of Cession was signed between the French and Indian governments to the de jure transfer of the French establishments to the Indian Union in 1962.

“Treaty of Cession”

  • “Treaty of Cession” means the treaty concluded between France and India on the 28th day of May 1956, establishing the cession of the French Establishments by France to India in full sovereignty


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