Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the federal government’s revamp of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial “very good”. Singh’s comment got here hours after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi known as it an “insult of martyrs”.
“I do not know what has been eliminated. To me it appears to be like very good,” Amarinder remarked.
Earlier within the day, Rahul Gandhi on Twitter tagged a media report on the outrage on social media over the alleged modifications on the Jallianwala Bagh memorial advanced with many claiming that it was “destroying historical past” within the identify of makeover.
Gandhi’s assault got here after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday devoted to the nation the renovated advanced of Jallianwala Bagh memorial.
Through the occasion, Modi additionally digitally inaugurated the museum galleries on the memorial. The occasion additionally showcased the a number of improvement initiatives undertaken by the federal government to improve the advanced.
Congress chief Jaiveer Shergill alleged the BJP-led central authorities challenge giving a makeover to the “Jallianwala passage is to not protect however erase the marks of atrocities dedicated by Normal Dyer throughout British rule”.
As a part of the inaugural occasion, a wreath-laying ceremony was additionally held and two-minute silence was noticed within the reminiscence of these killed within the Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath.
A sound and lightweight present was held to depict the occasions of the day of the bloodbath.
Over 1,000 individuals had been killed and a whole lot wounded on April 13, 1919 when British troops fired indiscriminately on an unarmed gathering of hundreds who had assembled in Jallianwala Bagh amid nationwide protests towards the Rowlatt Act which had prolonged wartime repressive measures.
In the meantime, Amarinder additionally spoke in regards to the current restoration of a tiffin field bomb filled with over 2 kg of RDX. He mentioned it wasn’t targeted on farmers’ protest.
“We do not know the target behind it (tiffin field bomb recovered by police which was delivered allegedly by means of a drone). It wasn’t targeted on farmers’ protest. However the frequency through which weapons are being delivered in final 1.5 yrs, I’ve by no means seen this in my life,” the chief minister mentioned.