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Countrymen have forgotten those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Sirsa

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

There is no one in the national capital to remember those killed in the massacre, said Manjinder Singh Sirsa, of the Delhi Sikh Management Committee, ruing over the lack of initiative in the city to mark 100 years of the incident on Saturday.

Hundreds of people were killed at in during the festival on April 13, 1919, when troops of the under the command of opened fire at a crowd holding a pro-independence demonstration.

"Our countrymen have forgotten the thousands of martyrs who died in the massacre. It is with great sadness that I say this -- while the commemoration is happening at Gate where the names of the martyrs of the World War are etched, but unfortunately, in the capital city of this country, there is no one to remember those that died in the massacre," Sirsa said.

"We have never forgotten the martyrs of and we will not let anyone forget them," he added.

The Management Committee manages Gurdwaras in the national capital.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 23:45 IST