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The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
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On 13th April 1919 the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was carried out by the infamous Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer .

The Massacre was the result of the Anarchical & Revolutionary Crimes Act of 1919, famously known as the Rowlatt Act.
The Act came into force a month before the massacre. It shocked most Indians who had expected to be rewarded, not punished, for willingly fighting alongside the British in the WW1. The Act allowed political cases to be tried without jury, & imprisonment of suspects without trial.
The Act resulted in furious protests throughout the country. Gandhi started a campaign against Rowlatt Act. There were violent protests that resulted in the burning of the Town Hall and Railway station, disruption of telegraphs and communication system.
As part of these protests, thousands of people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab on April 13, 1919. The civilians assembled for a peaceful protest to condemn the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.
That was also the day of Sikh festival Baisakhi and many villagers had also gathered in the Bagh.

Under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, over 50 troops of the British Indian Army began firing rifles into the crowd. The narrow exits from the bagh were blocked;
No one could escape the ill-fated incidence. Over 1200 got injured and more than 350 people died. Some of them jumped into the well in the bagh to escape dying by the bullets.

As per the records of the British Government, the massacre killed 379 and caused 1200 injuries.
However, as per the Indian National Congress, around 1000 died and 1500 got injured.

The bullet marks can be still seen on the walls of the Jallianwala Bagh which is now a national memorial.
The massacre aroused the fury of the Indian people and the British Indian government replied with more intense brutalities. People in Punjab were made to crawl on the streets; they were flogged and also put in open cages.
Their blood stains still scream,

Their helplessness still haunts,

Their sacrifices still honoured.

Salute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh!..🙏

Thankyou and Jai Hind..🇮🇳

#JallianwalaBagh #JallianwalaBaghMassacre #jallianwalabaghcentenary
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