By this day in 1919, British troops had killed hundreds of people in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre as they indiscriminately fired at an unarmed rally of thousands who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab, amid nationwide protests against the Rowlatt Law which had prolonged wartime repressive measures.

On Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on Tuesday. He said that their courage, their heroism and their sacrifices give strength to every Indian.

Prime Minister Modi wrote: “Tribute to those who were martyred in the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh. Their courage, heroism and their sacrifices give strength to every Indian.”

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