Mumbai: On the occasion of 100 years to Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited Jallianwala Bagh memorial to pay tribute.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and state minister Navjot Singh.
“The cost of freedom must never ever be forgotten. We salute the people of India who gave everything they had for it,” Rahul wrote on visitors book.
On Sunday 13th April 1919, Dyer was convinced of a major uprising and banned all meetings; However, this notice was not widely disseminated. It was the day of Baisakhi, which was the main Sikh festival, and many gathered in the rural gardens.
Civil Surgeon Dr Smith indicated that there were 1,526 casualties. The true figures of fatalities are unknown but are very likely to be many times higher than the official figure of 379.
In order to condemn the arrest of two national leaders Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew, when the shooting was done indiscriminately by General Dyer and his men, the crowd quietly held a meeting at the venue.