The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) official Twitter handle made an offensive remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him ‘General Dyer Modi’. The shocking remark made by the party was retweeted by its president and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who condemned the stone pelting on people in national capital’s Mayapuri.
A clash broke out between locals and security forces in Delhi’s Mayapuri area in the day after Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials began to seal some factories in the area following National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order to shut down nearly 850 factories.
It may be noted that April 13, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Colonel Reginald Dyer is the British officer under whose orders hundreds of Sikhs who had gathered peacefully on the occasion of Baisakhi on the same date in the year 1919 had been mercilessly killed. The firing led to the deaths of over 300 Sikhs. Kejriwal’s comment came as the nation mourned the martyrs of the event on its 100-year anniversary.