Jallianwala Bagh: A Name in the Struggle Against InjuInjust and Oppression
A bone-chilling fear then engulfed the British government on all fronts; understand that another revolt like the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 took place!
Post-World War I India 6 To further intensify British rule over the Indian subcontinent, the brainwashing Rawlatt Act was passed on 10 March 1919 by Justice Sir Sidney Rawlatt. Newspaper bans, arrests without provocation, lengthy imprisonment without trial, secret ‘trials’, the accused did not know who the accused was, what evidence was presented against him. Will not be involved in religious activities
But where there is oppression, there is resistance. All the Punjab protests erupted against the Rawlat Act. Gandhi wanted to go to the agitated Punjab but was arrested on April 7 and sent back to Maharashtra. The protests in Amritsar intensified. Closed 7
Thousands of people gathered in Jallianwala Bagh to protest against General Dyer’s ban. The day was April 13, 1919. But it did not take long for this joyous Baishakhi to turn into a ‘bloody Baishakhi’. In front of the protesting crowd, a terrified Dyer entered Jallianwala with ninety Baluchi and Gurkha soldiers. According to Winston Churchill, the most remorseful and arrogant proponent of imperialist civilization, the heroic troops left the battlefield, leaving 369 dead (about a thousand as Indians) and 1,200 wounded or more wounded. They seem to have revived the ‘second sepoy revolt’
Twelve-year-old Bhagat Singh appeared a few days after the horrific incident on April 13. In the cursed wilderness of Jallianwala Bagh, the helpless cries of hundreds of innocent men and women pierced his chest. On his way back, he brought the blood-soaked blood of hundreds of martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh in a bottle with some soil, with a firm promise to expel the British.
Following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the media was severely banned. But the news gradually spread to other parts of the country. The whole country was shaken. Hearing the horror of the incident, Rabindranath fell asleep After the Swadeshi era, he distanced himself from direct politics, and Rabindranath ran to Gandhiji in agony. He wanted to march to Amritsar. But Gandhiji did not support him. He ran to Chittaranjan Das. But even there he was disappointed. The stunned Rabindranath wrote a letter on the night of May 30, which contained the immortal verses: I want to stand by the so-called insignificant countrymen, who have to suffer the disgrace of insignificance at the cost of insignificance which is unworthy of human beings. “
In the words of Gopalakrishna Gandhi, in our country, “if a piece of land, a place has become a symbol of changing history, it is Jallianwala.”
But today, even after 100 years, the question arises: have Indians been freed from the tyranny of humanity, greed, power-hungry, imperialist power? The British are not in India, yet in this so-called independent country, we are free from violence, intolerance and above all human beings. Democracy is in question in the ‘golden kingdom’ of the current ruler of the country. It is not difficult to get the label of ‘traitor’ or ‘traitor’ if he opposes the government. The right to free expression has also been curtailed through the enactment of the UAPA Act
The time gap has just been created, but the situation has not changed. The roar of the ruling party is the same. Every April 13th, therefore, raises its voice against the tyranny of the violent, power-hungry ruler; inspires the exploited masses to fight for the survival of this rotten society. Today, on the 102nd day of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, we pay our respects to the martyrs.