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Nation pays homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on its centenary

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Nation pays homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on its centenary

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will pay homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the gruesome incident at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, in Amritsar, Punjab today.

Mr Naidu will release a Commemorative Coin and Commemorative Postage Stamp. The event is marked to observe the centenary of the massacre in which hundreds of innocent men, women and children were killed by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting at the park on this day in 1919.

It was declared a national memorial by an Act of Parliament in 1951.

President Ram Nath Kovind today paid tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh tragedy. In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, 100 years ago on this day, the country’s beloved freedom fighters were martyred at Jallianwala Bagh. He said, a horrific massacre, a stain on civilisation, can never be forgotten by India. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. 

In a tweet, Mr Modi said, when the country is observing 100 years of the horrific massacre today, India pays tributes to all those martyred on that day. 

He said, their valour and sacrifices will never be forgotten. Mr Modi said, their memory inspires us to work even harder to build an India they would be proud of.

The Hindu

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