The renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar is illuminated at night on August 28. Photo: AFP
The renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar is illuminated at night on August 28. Photo: AFP
India

‘Disney-fied’ revamp of India’s Jallianwala Bagh memorial sparks stormy debate

  • Embellishments such as disco-style strobe lights at the site of one of the bloodiest massacres in British colonial history have prompted outrage
  • But defenders of the refurbishment say there are now better views and new galleries to commemorate a turning point that led to the end of Britain’s rule

The renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar is illuminated at night on August 28. Photo: AFP
The renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar is illuminated at night on August 28. Photo: AFP
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