The renovation of Jallianwala Bagh, where then British rulers killed hundreds of Indians on April 13, 1919 has not been accepted by the kin of 1919 martyrs. Several questions and controversy over the renovation has been emerged.
It is termed as an attempt of twisting and wiping out the historic facts in the name of renovation. The kin of 1919 martyrs and families claim that the original structure has been changed as well, and names of some martyrs are missing. Also a candle march was taken out from Heritage Street to the Jallianwala Bagh to pay tribute to the martyrs and sensitize the authorities and demand rectification. As per reports, for demanding the restoration of original landscape and architecture of the site, they had approached the Union Ministry of Culture too.
Also it has been claimed that (Amar Jyoti) flame, which was earlier at the entrance of the memorial, has also been shifted at the back and it has been demanded to shift to its original spot.
On August 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the renovated Jallianwala Bagh Complex in Amritsar, with fancy murals, glass covers, and a light and sound show. But many politicians and kin of 1919 martyrs have criticised the move asking whether it is renovation or distortion of history.