Jallianwala Bagh: The horrific massacre happened 102 years ago, even today the walls bear witness

The martyr site Jallianwala Bagh was closed to the public for the last one and a half years due to corona and beautification. It will be opened on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it through a virtual program. The Punjab government has spent Rs 20 crore for Jallianwala Bagh. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu had laid the foundation stone for the beautification of the martyr’s site during a program organized on April 13, 2019, the centenary year of Jallianwala Bagh. The main entrance of Jallianwala Bagh, the gallery, Shaheed Lat and the corridor along with the historic well were given a facelift with a cost of Rs 20 crore. The beautification work of Jallianwala Bagh was completed several months ago, but now it will be opened. During the last year also, the Center announced several times the dates for the opening of Jallianwala Bagh, But it was not implemented. Now people will be able to see the place of martyrs again and will be able to pay tribute to the martyrdom. On 13 April 1919, the British carried out the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. On that day people were protesting in Jallianwala Bagh by organizing a meeting of the repressive policy of the British, Rowlatt Act and the arrest of Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew. There was a curfew in the city. Thousands of people reached the meeting place amid the curfew. These included those people who had come to see the fair with the family on Baisakhi. But on getting the information, they reached Jallianwala Bagh.soon as the number of people in Jallianwala Bagh was estimated. About five thousand people were present here. The British government was considering it as a repetition of the revolution of 1857. All limits of cruelty were crossed to crush it.
When the leaders were giving a speech in the garden, Brigadier General Reginald Dyer came there with 90 British soldiers and the soldiers surrounded the garden and started firing on the unarmed people without giving any warning. A total of 1650 rounds were fired in 10 minutes. Jallianwala Bagh was an empty ground lying behind the houses at that time. There was only one narrow way to go or exit and there were houses all around. There was no way to escape. The British government expressed deep regret 100 years after this massacre. But the wounds of this brutal incident are so deep that they are still present in the ramparts of Jallianwala Bagh.

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