Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, saying their valour will inspire Indians for years to come.
“I bow to those martyrs who were killed mercilessly in Jallianwala Bagh on this day. We will never forget their courage and sacrifice. Their valour will inspire Indians for the years to come” PM Modi tweeted.
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, took place in 1919, when Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered troops of the British Indian Army to fire on a large group of unarmed Indian civilians who had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar to celebrate festival of Baisakhi.
At least 400 people including men and women were killed and over 1,000 people were injured.