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Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament after it was passed in Rajya Sabha today. The Bill was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 2nd August 2019. It seeks to make apolitical the trust that runs Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial by removing the clause pertaining to the President of INC as a permanent member of the trust. The Bill also amends to include the Leader of Opposition recognised as such in the House of the People (Lok Sabha) or where there is no such Leader of Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in that House as a member of the trust.
केंद्रीय संस्कृति मंत्री , श्री @prahladspatel ने आज राज्यसभा में जलियाँवाला बाग राष्ट्रीय स्मारक संशोधन विधेयक को पारित करने हेतु प्रस्तुत किया एवं उस पर अपना वक्तव्य दिया ।652:47 PM – Nov 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy16 people are talking about this
The Bill also amends that a nominated trustee may be terminated before the expiry of the period of five years by the Central Government.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said that this year Jalliawalan Bagh massacre has completed its 100th anniversary and after 100 years, it is necessary to build Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial as National Memorial in true sense. These amendments will make this Memorial a National Monument in true spirit.