Jallianwala Bagh, a place that witnessed the worst massacre on April 13, 1919. If you’ll visit the place you will realise the agony which the masses had undergone with no escape at all.
They were shot dead by the British Indian Army on the orders of Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer.
Pic 1 – The only entrance and exit the place has, which led to thousands of people entering the garden for a gathering. Who knew they would never exit the place
Pic 2 – The narrow lane of the corridor which could not allow people in such large numbers to exit and save their lives
Pic 3 – Windows of rot iron where the army men climbed to point their guns towards the unarmed Indian public
Pic 4 – Now, there’s a pyramid like stone, kept to depict the spot from where gunmen shot thousands of bullets in all directions. They horrifically killed masses which included men, women and kids
Pic 5 – The wall which has many bullet marks safeguarded till date
Pic 6 – The well which engulfed many bodies of people who jumped in it as an only option to save themselves, but unfortunately could not
Pic 7 – Granite stones mounted on a wall with history etched on them in golden ink in languages – English, Gurmukhi, Hindi
Pic 8 – Flame shaped memorial in the memory of the tragic incident and those who lost lives
Winston Churchill called the 1919 massacre of Indian protesters “monstrous.” Queen Elizabeth said it was “distressing.” Prime Minister David Cameron went with “deeply shameful.”
However, none of the Britain officially ever apologised for the grave mishap.
I’m deeply touched with the incident and whenever I think of it, the flash of incident appears before my eyes as if I was present there.
On this day, I take the opportunity to pay my tribute to thousands of families who lost their loved ones and the souls who battled till their last breath for survival. Jai Hind!!