Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in Amritsar during the Baisakhi festival in April 1919 when the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer opened fire leaving scores of people dead.
From Amitabh Bachchan to Bhumi Pednekar, many Bollywood personalities on Saturday paid their respect to the innocent lives, that were lost during the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919, during the protest against the oppressive Rowlatt Act.
On the issue of an apology, British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith said, I would ask you to respect what I came here to do which was to commemorate those who died here a 100 years ago -- to express the sorrow of the British government and people.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday termed as 'inadequate' the expression of regret by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said that nothing short of a formal apology from Britain will do.
The order to shut down airports at Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh was issued earlier during the day amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.
Demanding an enhanced compensation of Rs 1 crore and a government job to each victim family, Valtoha said the Congress government should not discriminate against the victims only because they were poor.