Lok Sabha passes bill to axe Congress president as Jallianwala Bagh trustee, keep memorial apolitical
The Bill got the approval of 214 members while 30 voted against following a walkout by the opposition including the Congress, RSP, NCP, TMC and DMK.
The actor will be seen in the role of Udham Singh, an Indian revolutionary who assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, the former governor of Punjab, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Prime Minister May repeated words from her House of Commons statement last month as she referred to the "shameful scar" on British Indian history.
Anti-imperialist posturing cannot disguise the fact that India and Pakistan continue to expand the repertoire of legal repression they inherited from the British.
First time in history, Pakistan displays documents of Jallianwala Bagh massacre to mark its 100th anniversary
The massacre took place at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar (undivided Punjab) during the Baisakhi festival on April 13, 1919.
The book was also released in New Delhi on April 13, marking 100 years since the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place in Amritsar.
Amarinder said the Centre had deliberately chosen to hold a parallel event instead of supporting the initiatives and programmes of the state government.
People in Amritsar were celebrating the festival of Baisakhi and protesting against the Sedition Act when “Butcher General Dyer” ordered his troops to start shooting, said activist M Ghiasuddin Akbar.
Amarinder's attack on Harsimrat, her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal and father-in-law Prakash Singh Badal came after she slammed the CM over his visit to the Akal Takht with Rahul Gandhi
It was a sombre and emotional moment for the public, many of whom were seen wiping tears as they saluted the courage of those immortal bravehearts, with the national anthem playing in the background.
Although well known, the events of April 13, 1919 and what preceded them, remain poorly understood, says historian Kim Wagner
British PM Theresa May on Wednesday described the massacre as a 'shameful scar' on British Indian history, but stopped short of offering a formal apology.
Hundred years on, the United Kingdom is yet to give a full apology for the gruesome attack on unarmed protesters in Amritsar in 1919.
Gandhi, Singh, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanied by some other Congress leaders also observed a two-minute silence to remember those who were massacred on April 13, 1919.
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre on Saturday, the Forum for Better Bapatla released a pamphlet on Friday.