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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Capt for official UK apology


Capt for official UK apology

Neeraj Bagga
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 12

Hundreds of people, including students, local residents and even visitors, held a candlelight march on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre here today.

Governor VP Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh along with local Congress MLAs and other leaders took part in the march and lit candles at the memorial. The march was conducted under tight security arrangements. They also interacted with some families of the martyrs, who had gathered there.

People carried candles in their hands and slowly walked from the Town Hall building towards the Jallianwala Bagh near the Golden Temple complex.

People could be seen carrying and waving national flags with patriotic songs playing in the background. The march ended at Jallianwala Bagh where homage was paid to the martyrs.

In a press release issued after the event, the Chief Minister rejected the regret expressed by British Prime Minister Theresa May as inadequate. He demanded an unequivocal official apology from Britain for the massacre.

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed a resolution demanding the same, the CM said, adding that the tragedy was one of the most horrific examples of colonial excess and the massacre was a moral blot on the face of Britain.

AICC Punjab in charge Asha Kumari and PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar were present.

Rahul pays obeisance at Golden Temple 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Amritsar on late Friday night. He was received at the airport by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and from there they went to the Golden Temple, where they paid obeisance. Rahul and Capt Amarinder will pay floral tributes at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial on Saturday.

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