Politics has intensified regarding Jallianwala Bagh. Rahul Gandhi targeted the central government on the repair of the garden and called it an insult to the martyrs. At the same time, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has issued a statement other than Rahul Gandhi. Amarinder Singh called the repair of Jallianwala Bagh necessary. He said that I was also involved in the inaugural program.
Controversy has deepened over the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted that it was an insult to the martyrs, while Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has clarified that it was necessary to get the garden repaired. Captain has justified the changes being made in Jallianwala Bagh. Giving a clean chit to the central government, he has said that the changes that have been made are good.
Rahul Gandhi had raised questions on the changes made by the central government in Jallianwala Bagh by tweeting on Tuesday. He had tweeted and said that the central government is not doing any good by changing the historical heritage. After this, while talking to reporters, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh gave a statement contrary to Rahul Gandhi and said that I was in the program and according to me, the Jallianwala Bagh renovation program has been very good.
He said that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Jallianwala Bagh after the renovation and there was a complete laser show, I was also present in that program. The captain said that according to me, whatever changes have been made, they are good. Over time the buildings had become weak and repairing them was the need of the hour.
Rahul Gandhi said – an insult to the martyrs
Earlier on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi called the reconstruction of the memorial an insult to the martyrs and said that only one who does not know the meaning of martyrdom can do such an insult. In a tweet about the changes made in the garden, Rahul Gandhi has cited a media report in it, according to which history has been destroyed in the name of change here. Rahul Gandhi tweeted that I am the son of a martyr, will not tolerate the insult of martyrs at any cost. We are against this indecent cruelty. In another tweet, Rahul said that those who did not fight for freedom cannot understand those who have fought.
Jallianwala Bagh opened after one and a half years
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened Jallianwala Bagh for the general public after a year and a half. The martyr memorial has been given a new look by spending Rs 20 crore. During this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the refurbished complex. Four new galleries have been built in the garden. A theater has also been constructed. Inside the Jallianwala Bagh, a gallery has been built around the well. Glass has been installed for its protection. A little ahead of the well, the martyr memorial has also been given a new look. The bullet marks that witnessed the brutality of the British have also been preserved at the monument. 80 tourists will be able to enter the new theater at a time. A special digital documentary has been prepared on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, which focuses on the martyrs of the British Army on 13 April 1919.
Different histories in the Galleries
A gallery built in Jallianwala Bagh depicts the history of Punjab, in which the new generation will get information about the movement against the British. The second gallery depicts the atrocities committed by the British on Indians during the Second World War and the bravery of the Punjab warriors. One gallery depicts tales of British soldiers being gunned down, while the other has pictures related to General Dyer and Udham Singh. Interesting pictures related to Shaheed Bhagat Singh are also here.
1650 rounds of bullets were rained on the innocent
In Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, on the instructions of General Dyer, the British army killed more than a thousand people by firing 1650 rounds in ten minutes. In these, from a six-year-old child to the elderly were martyred.