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Rahul visits Jallianwala Bagh memorial, says 'cost of freedom must never be forgotten'

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on Saturday laid a wreath at the memorial on the completion of 100 years of the massacre.

The was accompanied by Chief Minister and Navjot Singh Sidhu, among others.

In the visitor's book, Rahul wrote that the cost of freedom must never be forgotten.

"The cost of freedom must never ever be forgotten. We salute the people of who gave everything they had for it. Jai Hind," he wrote.

Earlier today, and also paid tributes on to those who lost their lives in the massacre.

The massacre took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the under the command of fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters and pilgrims who had gathered in in Punjab's on the occasion of

The crowd had assembled peacefully at the venue to condemn the arrest of two leaders -- Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew -- when they were fired at indiscriminately by Dyer and his men.

According to records, 379 people including men, women, and children were killed while 1,200 were wounded in the firing. Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1,000.

Hundred years on, the is yet to give a full apology for the gruesome attack on unarmed protesters in in 1919.

However, British had recently said that the "deeply regrets" the 1919 massacre and called it a "shameful scar" on the British-Indian history.

"The tragedy of Jallianwalla Bagh in 1919 is a shameful scar on the British-Indian history. As her Majesty, the said before visiting 1997, it is a distressing example of our past history with We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused," May had said at the earlier this week.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 10:02 IST
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