Masscare at Jaliyan Wala Bag

 

 

 

Masscare at Jaliyan Wala Bag

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a tragic event that
occurred in the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in the city of Amritsar,
Punjab, India on April 13, 1919. On that day, British Indian Army troops fired
on a crowd of unarmed civilians who had gathered in the gardens to participate
in a peaceful political demonstration. The shooting resulted in the deaths of
hundreds of people and injury to many more. The massacre was a turning point in
the Indian independence movement and is remembered as a symbol of the brutality
of British rule in India.

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a significant event in
India’s history, as it galvanized public opinion against British rule and
contributed to the emergence of the Indian independence movement.

On April 13, 1919, a large crowd of unarmed civilians
had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in the city of Amritsar to
participate in a peaceful political demonstration. The demonstration was in
protest of the arrest and detention of two prominent Indian nationalist
leaders, Dr. Satyapal and Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew.

As the demonstration was taking place, British Indian
Army troops, under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, entered the
gardens and began firing on the crowd. The troops fired for approximately 10
minutes, killing hundreds of people and injuring many more. Many of the people
who were killed or injured were trying to flee the gardens, but the only exit
was blocked by the troops.

The massacre caused outrage among the Indian population
and was a turning point in the independence movement. It also led to widespread
condemnation of the British government and its policies in India. The British
government appointed a commission to investigate the incident, but the report
of the commission was never made public.

In the aftermath of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, there
were widespread protests and civil disobedience campaigns across India. Many
Indians were outraged by the killings and saw the event as a symbol of the
brutality of British rule in India. The massacre also had significant political
consequences, as it increased tensions

 

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre had a significant impact
on the Indian independence movement and is remembered as a turning point in
India’s struggle for freedom. The massacre, which resulted in the deaths of
hundreds of unarmed civilians, was a shocking and tragic event that outraged
the Indian population and increased tensions between the Indian National
Congress and the British government.

The massacre also had a major political impact, as it
led to widespread protests and civil disobedience campaigns across India. Many
Indians saw the event as a symbol of the brutality of British rule in India and
were motivated to join the independence movement. The massacre also drew
international attention to the situation in India and contributed to growing
support for the independence movement around the world.

In the years following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre,
the Indian independence movement gained momentum, and eventually, India gained
its independence from British rule in 1947. The massacre is still remembered
and commemorated in India as a symbol of the suffering and sacrifices made by
those who fought for India’s freedom.

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2. “Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.” India Today.
Accessed January 8, 2023. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/jallianwala-bagh-massacre-british-india-amritsar-colonialism-1337292-2019-04-13.

3. “Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.” History.com.
Accessed January 8, 2023. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jallianwala-bagh-massacre.

4. “Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: What Happened, Why
and How It Changed the Course of Indian History.” Firstpost. Accessed
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