Today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the tribal people killed by the British troops at Mangarh, Rajasthan, in 1913.
The memorial was also made a national monument by PM Modi, who spoke to a group of Bhil Adivasis and people from various tribes at the Mangarh Dham in the Banswara district.
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and Bhupendra Patel, the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, shared the dais with the prime minister during the occasion.
According to a government announcement made today, the Dham has been designated a national monument.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweeted, “PM @narendramodi designates Mangarh Dham as National Monument, #Rajasthan.”
Speaking at the event, Gujarat Chief Minister Patel asserted that the massacre of tribal people at Mangarh in 1913 was more gruesome than the incident at Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab, while Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan said that PM Modi is respected around the world because he is the leader of a nation with deep democratic roots.
When PM Modi travels overseas, he is treated with great respect. According to Mr. Gehlot, this is because Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of a nation with profound democratic roots that are still strong 70 years after Gandhi’s death.
The Dham, a monument for the approximately 1,500 tribal people killed by the British army in 1913, is situated in the district along the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, where there are many tribal people.
Govind Guru, a social reformer, organized the assembly of tribals and forest dwellers at Mangarh in 1913 who were protesting the British Raj.