100 Years Of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Paid Tribute


Today, there are marks of 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which is from 1919, when British troops fired on thousands of unarmed people during a peaceful protest in Amritsar.

At least 400 people were killed after some 50 British soldiers opened fire within the walled enclosure in Jallianwala Bagh, garden's walls are still pocketed with bullet marks from 100 years ago.

The massacre was a symbol of colonial tyranny and at the beginning of this week, British Prime Minister Theresa Mae Condemned in the parliament. He called this tragedy "a shameful scar on British Indian history". However, the Prime Minister Hasn't Apologised yet.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi visited the memorial and honored them. To mark the sad day, hundreds of people had cast candlelight march in Amritsar on Friday evening.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took the support of Twitter to pay tribute to the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. "Today, when we observe 100 years of horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, India pays tribute to those martyrs on that deadly day, their heroism and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Their memory inspired us to work even more hard to build India that they would be proud of, "he wrote.

What happened on April 13, 1919

On April 13, 1919, a few thousand unarmed people gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh Public Garden. Brigadier General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer arrived in the garden with dozens of soldiers and ordered soldiers to open fire without warning.


Many people tried to run away by scaling the walls of the garden, some others jumped into an open well because the soldiers continued firing. As per information of an eyewitness account, "heaps of dead bodies were left in sight". Bullet marks are still pocketed on the walls in the garden

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