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Republic Day horror is bad optics but government, BJP is relieved it wasn't another Jallianwala Bagh
On January 26, some of the farmers broke cordons and chose to drive straight into central Delhi with the predetermined purpose of invading the Red Fort and unfurling the “Nishan Sahib” flag.
- There is a sense of deep relief in top echelons of the government and the BJP that a repeat of the nature of the Jallianwala Bagh was averted in the Capital
- It was achieved by not falling into the trap set by backers of the farmers agitation
- The Delhi police’s decision to show extreme restraint despite grave provocation came at a heavy cost
Every Punjabi has the right to remember the unparalleled tragedy that later paved the way for the freedom struggle, said Amarinder Singh. (Photo credit: Twitter/Amarinder Singh)