PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said that their sacrifice will always be remembered by every Indian.
The PM on Wednesday tweeted,"Saluting all the martyrs who lost their lives in Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Their sacrifice and courage can never be forgotten."
About Jallianwala Bagh massacre:
- The Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar that houses a memorial of national importance.
- The garden is a memorial of the tragic day of April 13, 1919, when a crowd of non-violent protesters were fired upon on the orders of General Dyer.
- General Dyer banned all public meetings during British rule in India. This message, however, was not disseminated widely and on the day of Baisakhi many villagers gathered at the gardens to celebrate the festival.
- On learning about the gathering, the General went to the place with fifty riflemen and ordered them to open fire at the public.
- According to official British sources about 379 people died and thousands were left wounded in the firing.
- The day marks the start of decisive step being taken against the British rule in India.