The Year 13 Apri 2019 marks the Centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre that occurred on April 13, 1919.
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (also known as the Amritsar Massacre) was one of the saddest events, that will likely never fade away from our memory. It was so horrific and saddening that even today, people are left wondering if it could have been avoided.
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. Colonial-era records show about 400 people died in the northern city of Amritsar when soldiers opened fire on men, women and children in an enclosed area, but local figures put the toll at closer to 1,000.
Here’s some pictures which clearly describe the British brutality.
People are pointing at the bullet marks from the firing
Scene at the Jallianwala Bagh right after the tragedy
Two cops involved in Jallianwala incident
Present day look of the well from which 120 dead bodies were recovered
The bullet marks are still visible
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17 August, 2019