From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Mains level : Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and its aftermath
Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament after it was passed in Rajya Sabha today.
About the Bill
- 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).
- However, 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.
- The Bill also amends that a nominated trustee may be terminated before the expiry of the period of five years by the Central Government.