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Photo exhibition to commemorate centenary of Jallianwala Bagh incident in Amritsar

As a part of the commemoration of the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has put up a three-day Photo Exhibition at Jallianwala Bagh from 11th to 13th April. It has been titled ‘Photo Exhibition on Freedom Struggle’. It consists of some of the pictures, newspaper clippings and extracts from write-ups and speeches describing Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

One of the photo exhibits shows an appeal by Mahatama Gandhi and others to donate to acquire the land of the Bagh for making a memorial in the memory of those killed on 13th April 1919. The exhibition also displays various events starting from first war of Independence in 1857 till India achieved Independence.

Tomorrow will be the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre which occurred on 13th April 1919. Also known as the Amritsar massacre, it is considered to be one of the most brutal incidents in the modern Indian history in which non-violent protesters, along with Baisakhi pilgrims, were subjected to unprovoked firing by the British Indian Army troops, commanded by Colonel Reginald Dyer.

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