Punjab will install a memorial to honour victims of 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre at the T-point outside the site. However, there is no clarity on how many people fell victim to British bullets and how will the government honour those who haven’t yet been identified. The new memorial is part of the beautification project on the road towards the Golden Temple in Amritsar. It is scheduled for inauguration on October 25.
Public Works Department, XEN J S Sodhi said, “According to the list that the deputy commissioner’s office has provided, there were 501 martyrs. We will engrave these on base of electrical flame that will be installed.”
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The adminsitration, however, admits the list did not account for all martyrs. “The list has serial number upto 501. But some numbers have no names as such martyrs are unidentified,” said Kanchan, official of deputy commissioner’s office.
“We have 473 names. We will make addition the as and when the martyrs are identified in the future,” said XEN Sodhi.
Harjinder Singh, district development and panchayat officer, who is custodian of the files carrying the names of the martyrs, acknowledged the problem but did not know why.
“I have recently joined the office. I will put in all efforts to confirm the names of those who died in the incident,” said Harjinder.
According to a board inside Jalianwala Bagh, there were 379 victims, including a seven-month old infant, and around 1500 injured. This was published by the Jaliwanala Bagh National Memorial Trust. Despite repeated attempts, no official from the Trust could be reached for this report.