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On April 13, 1919, hundreds of innocent people were shot by the British troops in an incident that became the turning point in the Indian freedom movement. Therefore, one would have expected the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to have been remembered with a solemnity befitting the occasion. But the media were pre-occupied with the BJP-RSS spat, the Tamil Nadu Speaker's emotional proclamation that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would become Prime Minister one day and so on. There was not even a passing mention of the traumatic event by either our political leaders or the self-congratulating news media.

Sivakumar K. Narayan,
Bangalore

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