After Netizens' uproar on the renovation of historic Jallianwala Bagh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said that being a martyr's son, he will not tolerate such disrespect at any cost.
In a tweet, in hindi, Rahul Gandhi said, "Disrespect to Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs will be done by those who do not know the meaning of martydoom. I am the son of a martyr and will not tolerate disrespect at any cost. I am against this cruelty."
In another tweet, Rahul Gandhi said those who didn't struggle for freedom can't understand those who did.
Netizens too criticised the move saying that the government has erased history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the memorial on Saturday.
In Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on April 13, 1919, General Reginald Dyer ordered firing on the peaceful protest against the arrest of two nationalist leaders. Hundreds of Indians were killed that day when British soldiers blocked all exits and started firing on them.
In the renovation, the walls of the narrow lane through which the General Dyer led the troops in the area have been embossed with sculptures.