File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar (Courtesy: @narendramodi via Twitter)

India marks the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on  April 13, 1919, considered as one of the worst atrocities of British colonial rule where British troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer, opened fire on thousands of unarmed men, women and children who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab’s Amritsar on the occasion of Baisakhi.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to all the martyrs on the horrific massacre.

PM Narendra Modi taking to Twitter said, “Today, when we observe 100 years of the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre, India pays tributes to all those martyred on that fateful day. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Their memory inspires us to work even harder to build an India they would be proud of.”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also paid tributes at the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial and released a commemorative coin and a postage stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May described the Jallianwala Bagh massacre as a ‘shameful scar’ on British Indian history and said that the United Kingdom “deeply regrets” the 1919 massacre.


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