New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Calling the Jallianwala Bagh massacre an “embarrassment to humanity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to follow the path of “peace and non-violence, renunciation and sacrifice” as “violence and cruelty can never solve any problem”.
“2019 marks the 100 years of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, an incident that embarrassed entire humanity. Who can forget that April 13, 1919 — a Black Day when innocent people were shot dead misusing power and authority.
“It was an act that crossed the bounds of cruelty,” Modi said in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“How we remember the incident can be thought of later but we should remember its immortal message” that underlines that violence and cruelty can never be the solution, Modi said.
British Colonel Reginald Dyer had ordered troops to open fire on an Indian crowd gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, killing hundreds including women and children.