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Nation remembers martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, PM Modi pays tributes
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre happened on April 13 in 1919 when the Punjabis in Amritsar were celebrating their New Year and harvest festival of Vaisakhi at a public place.

In the Indian history, Jallianwala Bagh massacre is seen as one of the most heinous, inhuman incidents of India's pre-Independence era perpetrated by the British rulers.

The massacre left thousands dead when Colonel Reginald Dyer-led 90 British Indian Army troopers were ordered to fire at about 20,000 innocent people celebrating their traditional festival.

The incident intensified the freedom struggle. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood and Mahatma Gandhi led country-wide non-violent protests. The revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh raised their voice against the British Raj and struck the rulers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre saying, "Tributes to the brave martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The indomitable spirit of the martyrs will always be remembered. They sacrificed their lives for our freedom."

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