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Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary: Rahul, Amarinder pay floral tributes

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

and paid floral tributes at the Memorial here on Saturday to mark the centenary of the massacre.

Gandhi, Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanied by some other leaders, paid floral tributes at the memorial inside the in the morning. They also observed a two-minute silence to remember those who were massacred in the tragic incident on April 13, 1919.

Gandhi arrived at late on Friday night. Upon his arrival, the chief, accompanied by Singh, went straight to the here and paid obeisance.

Singh and Governor V P Singh Badnore had also taken part in a candlelight march on the eve of the centenary of the on Friday evening as part of the various events organised by the to mark the historic occasion.

Singh had termed the tragic event as a heart-wrenching moment in India's history.

The massacre took place at Jallianwala Bagh in during the festival in April 1919 when troops of the under the command of opened fire at a crowd of people holding a pro-independence demonstration, leaving several dead and scores injured.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 09:30 IST