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Gen. Dyer Award’

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Gen. Dyer Award’
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Over 5,000 villagers from around Maharashtra’s Vasai town Sunday gathered to witness a solemn ceremony — presentation of the ‘General Reginald Dyer Award’ to Thane Deputy Superintendent of Police Deepak Devraj.
“The award was to acknowledge Deepak Devraj’s brutality against the people of Vasai, women, children, tribals, poor villagers and others who were peacefully protesting in Gandhian traditions,” Shramjeevi Kamgar Sanghatna (SKS) vice-president Sanjay Shirodkar told IANS.
Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer was the British Army officer responsible for the massacre of over 1,500 innocent Sikhs — men, women and children — at the Jallianwala Bagh of Amritsar, Punjab, during Baisakhi Day celebiration April 13, 1919.
Justifying the “award” at a huge public meeting held near the police headquarters here, SKS president and Vasai legislator Vivek Pandit said that the actions of Devraj would shame even “the British Army officer, Gen. Reginald Dyer, who ordered the brutal massacre of innocents in Punjab during the country’s freedom struggle
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