Nation pays homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre on its centenary

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The nation is paying homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the incident today. On this day in 1919, hundreds of people were killed by troops under British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting at the park.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tributes to the martyrs of the incident.

Later today, the Vice President will pay homage to the martyrs at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial at Amritsar in Punjab. He will also release a Commemorative Coin and Commemorative Postage Stamp.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the martyrs at the memorial this morning.

The News Services Division of All India Radio will bring you a special bilingual programme today on "100 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.” It can be heard on the FM Gold Channel from 7:10 in the evening.   Click here to pay tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (AIR)