Jallianwala Bagh, the incident which ruined so many lives of people in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. Till today the people doesn’t forget that day when British army killed thousands of people who gathered at Jallianwala Bagh. It has become a famous name in the Indian history as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre since the year 1919. The Jallianwala Bagh Story is still in the hearts of Indians and that scary moment stands in the Indian history.
Amritsar Massacre or Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on 13th April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protestors and along with Baisakhi pilgrims was gathered at one place. All of sudden a troop of British Indian army surrounded the people and started firing at them under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. Many people were assembled to participate in the annual celebrations of the festival Baisakhi. We have furnished the Jallianwala Bagh Images of bloodbath on Baisakhi on this page.
Most of the people come from outside of the city and due to this, they may be unaware of the plan of martial law. Brigadier General Dyer arrived from Jullundur Cantt, and on 13th April 1919, he arrived with a force of 90 soldiers and two armed vehicles with machine guns. The soldiers were placed at the entrance of the Jallianwala Bagh so that no one can escape. The general doesn’t give any signal of his arrival or any warning to the crowd. Then he ordered his troop to start the fire and in all 1,600 rounds were fired.
More than a thousand people have died, and several thousands of people were lay wounded. As Jallianwala Bagh Massacre History concerned, around 379 people were dead, and 1,200 were injured. But as per other sources, more than 1000 people were killed, but the actual number is still not registered. To escape from firing, people jump into the well (which is currently known as Martyrs well) and it found that around 124 dead bodies found in the well.
Jallianwala Bagh became the national place after the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. The memorial named as “Flame of Liberty” has constructed and was inaugurated by the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad on 13th April 1961. All the four sides of the memorial pylon were written with “in memory of Martyrs” in Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi. The position of Dyer’s soldiers has been marked exactly very close to the entrance gate.
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