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Added on : 2019-04-13 14:40:09

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi visited the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar this morning to mark 100 years of one of the worst massacres in the world, and said "cost of freedom must not be forgotten". Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, among other senior Congress leaders, accompanied him.

Earlier today, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes on Twitter to those who lost their lives in the massacre.

The massacre took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters and pilgrims who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab's Amritsar on the occasion of Baisakhi.

Hundred years on, the United Kingdom is yet to give a full apology for the gruesome attack on unarmed protesters in Amritsar in 1919. However, British Prime Minister Theresa May had recently said that the United Kingdom "deeply regrets" the 1919 massacre and called it a "shameful scar" on the British-Indian history.

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