Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh pay tribute to Jallianwala Bagh martyrs

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday recalled the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Punjab, saying that their heroism will never be forgotten.

"Saluting the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Their valour and heroism will never be forgotten," Modi tweeted.

"Remembering the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. India will always remember their sacrifice for the nation and its cause," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangram Ahir also paid tribute to the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs.

"Tributes to all the heroes of Hindustan who were martyred in the Jallianwala massacre that took place 98 years ago on April 13," Ahir tweeted.

The massacre took place on April 13, 1919, when a crowd of non-violent protesters, gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab's Amritsar city, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army.