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Jallianwala Bagh massacre 100th anniversary: PM Modi, President Kovind, Rahul Gandhi pay respects to victims

Jallianwala Bagh massacre 100th anniversary: Political leaders across the country pay homage to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre today.

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2019 marks the 100th year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The massacre took place in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on April 13, 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Dyer opened fire on a crowd of people holding a pro-independence meeting, leaving hundreds of people dead and scores injured. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and paid floral tributes to the victims along with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Rahul Gandhi, along with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, paying obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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The Congress President tweeted, "Today is the centenary of the brutal Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, a day of infamy that stunned the entire world and changed the course of the Indian freedom struggle." (Congress PR)

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British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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In his message on the visitors’ book, British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith called the massacre “a shameful act in British-Indian history.” (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Guard of honour at Jallianwala Bagh. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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In between the VVIP functions, the memorial was opened for public at Jallianwala Bagh. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Crowds gather at the Jallianwala Bagh to pay their tributes. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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UK's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has sought for an unequivocal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)