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Jallianwala Bagh Day
Jallianwala Bagh Day is observed all over India in remembrance of the atrocious day. This is the day that holds historical significance for the Indians as the symbolization of the most brutal act by the British rulers in the country. The incident is known as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, which took place in 1919. Jallianwala Bagh is a garden open for the public in the city of Amritsar of the Indian state Punjab.
Jallianwala Bagh Day Date- 13th April
About Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
The massacre was an inhuman order of shooting from the -then Brigadier General Reginald Dyer. The shooting was towards the general mass, who gathered in the public garden. The mass included about 15,000 to 20,000 people involving children, women and senior citizens. Dyer was convinced about a major revolt against his government body and ordered the shooting, which lasted for about 10 minutes. The shooters were about 50 Gurkha riflemen, whom Dyer is known to be leading.
According to Dyer, about 1,650 rounds were fired till the ammunition was exhausted. About 379 were found dead, and the figure of the wounded people was about 1,100. Though Dyer was forced to retire by the English government, but was celebrated as a heroic figure among the people who were related to the British rule in India. According to the historians, this massacre was decisive episode towards the ending of the British Raj in the country.
As per various historic evidences, the episode was the result of fear of the British government, which was spread by the uprising of the Indian revolutionaries. It was the day of the Baishakhi Festival, the tradition which the thousands of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims followed. In fact, the gathering in the public garden was meant for commencing the celebration. Dyer, without any notice, blocked the exits, and went on with the brutalism. For his defense, he stated that it was an act he came up with to punish the Indians for their disobedience to the government.
Commemorating Jallianwala Bagh Day
The commemoration of the day includes the historians discuss about the evidences and spread more knowledge to the general mass. The politicians take the center stage among the public with their speeches full of optimism. This gives the citizens hope and makes them believe that such a brutal history will not have to experience by them in the future under the administration of the present times.
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