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'Extinguishing the eternal flame at Amar Jawan is nothing short of a crime'
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'Extinguishing the eternal flame at Amar Jawan is nothing short of a crime'
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New Delhi, Jan 21 (TIWN) The Congress has attacked the government over extinguishing the eternal flame lit up at Amar Jawan Jyoti and alleged that it is like "extinguishing history and is nothing short of crime".

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said it's a matter of great sadness. "It is a matter of great sadness that the immortal flame that used to burn for our brave soldiers will be extinguished today. Some people can't understand patriotism and sacrifice – never mind…We will once again light the Amar Jawan Jyoti for our soldiers! (sic)," he tweeted.  The Amar Jawan Jyoti,  constructed as a memorial for Indian soldiers who were killed in action in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, was inaugurated by the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, on January 26, 1972. India had won the war which led to the creation of Bangladesh.

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