Unparalleled courage: Tribute flow for Jallianwala Bagh victims

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said that their unparalleled courage and sacrifice will keep motivating the coming generations.

 

Sharing the speech at the inauguration of the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak last year, PM Modi tweeted, “Tributes to those martyred in Jallianwala Bagh on this day in 1919. Their unparalleled courage and sacrifice will keep motivating the coming generations.”

 

Modi unveiled the renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial through video conferencing on August 28, last year, and stated that those 10 minutes of April 13, 1919, became the immortal story of our freedom struggle, due to which we are able to celebrate the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom today.

 

“Tributes to those martyred in Jallianwala Bagh on this day in 1919. Their unparalleled courage and sacrifice will keep motivating the coming generations. Sharing my speech at the inauguration of the renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak last year,” Modi tweeted.

 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tributes to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and tweeted, “I bow to the courage and valour of the immortal martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which is a symbol of the ruthlessness and brutal atrocities of foreign rule.”

 

Amit Shah added, “Your sacrifice, dedication, and sacrifice for the freedom of Mother India will continue to inspire the coming generations to sacrifice for the unity and integrity of the country.”

 

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tweeted: “In the history of India, Jallianwala Bagh is a bloody massacre. We will never forget the sacrifices made by our great martyrs. All our lives we will be indebted to these martyrs who gave us this freedom. Long live the revolution”.

 

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919, when British troops, under the command of Brigadier-General Dyer Reginald Dyer, fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters and pilgrims who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab’s Amritsar on the occasion of Baisakhi.

 

At Jallianwala Bagh, the crowd had assembled peacefully at the venue to condemn the arrest of two national leaders – Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew – when they were fired at indiscriminately by General Dyer and his men.

 

According to British government records, 379 people including men, women, and children were killed while 1,200 were wounded in the firing. Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1,000, according to an NDTV report.

 

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