Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, whose centenary is being observed today.
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith, who also visited the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar wrote in the visitor's book that the events of Jallianwala Bagh reflect a shameful act in British-Indian history.
Rahul Gandhi along with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and other Congress leader paid floral tributes at the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial.
“The cost of freedom must never ever be forgotten. We salute the people of India who gave everything they had for it. Jai Hind,” wrote Mr. Gandhi in the visitor's book at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial after paying homage to the martyrs. Mr. Gandhi also visited the Golden Temple, where he offered prayers at the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion.
On April 13, 1919, hundreds were killed and more than 1,200 injured after British troops led by Reginald Dyer opened fire on a peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.