13 APRIL 1919 : JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE
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The jallianwala bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre. Jallianwala bagh is a public garden of 6 to 7 acres, walled on all sides with five entrances.
On 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baisakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwal Bagh, were fixed upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of colonel Reginald Dyer. Baisakhi celebrations, a religious and cultural festival for punjabi people. Coming from outside the city. They may have been unaware of the imposition of martial law.
The British Government released figures starting 379 dead and 1,200 wounded. Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1,000.
- INDIA 121 BY KANIKA GAUTAM