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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2019, 02:16:24 PM »
Thank you, Kansal. I'll be in Britain later this year. If we have the time, I'll visit the exposition. I appreciate how modern Brits do not let the event and its even more horrid aftermath in London, that established that the massacre was not the consequence of a misunderstanding or an accident but of a despicable state of mind of the responsible commander and his supporters, be forgotten.

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2019, 08:10:43 PM »
when British troops opened fire on peaceful Indian protestors.

Protestors had gathered to challenge British rule

According to some historians, the gathering was not to protest anything but to celebrate the Punjabi New Year " Vaisakhi". The 13th April is traditionally used for this purpose although, old times, as per lunar calendar, it shifts.This day marks the beginning of harvesting in Punjab which is the state where Amritsar is located. Punjab is primarily an agricultural state and known as granary of India.

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2019, 01:28:17 PM »
Commemorative coin release is confirmed. It will be a single coin of 100 Rupees showcasing the memorial in Jallianwala Bagh with inscriptions in Hindi and English (Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre) and the year 2019 mentioned as well. It's possible the VP of India will issue the coin and a postal stamp on the centenary day on 13th April 2019.

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2019, 01:22:20 AM »
Yesterday, Theresa May, PM of UK said in British Parliament:

‘The tragedy of #JallianwalaBagh in 1919 is a shameful scar on British Indian History.

As Her Majesty the Queen (Elizabeth II) pointed out before visiting Jallianwala Bagh in 1997, it is an upsetting example of our past history with India.

We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused'

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2019, 12:52:48 PM »
Thank you, Kansal. That's an excellent example of an apology being a sign of moral strength, not physical weakness.

Peter
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New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2019, 04:05:12 PM »
I do not think Ms. May or UK has apologized for what happened at Jallianwala Bagh. The statement is very carefully crafted, it says "UK Regrets"...

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2019, 10:46:30 AM »
Thank you, Kansal. That's an excellent example of an apology being a sign of moral strength, not physical weakness.

Peter

Dear Peter,

Bimat is right.

British PM stopped short of apology. She said this massacre was a shameful scar on British history and that she deeply regrets it.

Incidentally,  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded a "full, clear and unequivocal apology for what took place"



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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2019, 10:47:18 AM »
Rs 100 coin will be released by the Vice President of India today after few moments

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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2019, 02:43:07 PM »
Here it is...

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
Pics of Obverse and Reverse side of coins taken from net (Not my pics).

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2019, 02:04:59 PM »
Apparently the Kolkata mint is selling a single coin through its counter

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2019, 02:32:07 PM »
Very Nice. Thanks Kansal ji for the first look.

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2019, 01:38:39 PM »
As per Govt. of India notification, it is not a commemorative coin but a commiserative coin.

Perhaps first and only one its kind.

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Re: New Commemorative: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2019, 07:17:10 PM »
Wow! Great discovery Pabitra ji.