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Friday, April 12, 2019

Security up ahead of massacre centenary

Security up ahead of massacre centenary


Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 11

Preparations are in full swing to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Heavy police force has been deployed for the security arrangements. Huge pandals have been erected for the visitors coming to the holy city for paying tributes to those who attained martyrdom in the massacre.

Thousands of people from across Punjab and a number of organisations have prepared plans to pay homage to the martyrs on April 13. Being Baisakhi on the day, a huge number of devotees is expected to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple also. This has posed a great challenge for the police force.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, AICC president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Governor VP Badnore and CM Capt Amarinder Singh are among the dignitaries who would be visiting the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13. On the eve of the event, being organised by the Central government at the Jallianwala Bagh, a candle march, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, would be held.

In view of the huge gatherings and VVIPs visiting the memorial on Saturday, the police have urged the people to reach there in a “controlled” manner. “Elaborate security arrangements are being made considering the visits of the Vice-President, Punjab Chief Minister and Governor, besides the AICC president. We are expecting huge rush on the day. Many organisations had also announced to pay tributes to the martyrs at the memorial on the day. Therefore, we are urging the people to come in controlled manner so that nobody is inconvenienced,” said Police Commissioner SS Srivastava.

A temporary divider has been erected in the middle of Heritage Street for the smooth movement of thousand of devotees coming to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple and VVIP movement towards the Jallianwala Bagh.

Three-day photo exhibition

A three-day photo exhibition on freedom struggle at the historic garden commenced here today. Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh, under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has organised the exhibition.

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