The large part of Indian History
Jallianwala hatyakand is the biggest incident in India which makes India a killing blood flor. The memorial is manged by the Jalliana Bagh National Memoerial Trust which was established as per the ”Jallian Bagh National Memorial Act. The 1919 Amritsar massacre, known alternatively as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, was ordered by General R.E.H. Dyer. On Sunday April 13, 1919, which happened to be ‘Baisakhi’, one of Punjab’s largest religious festivals, fifty British Indian Army soldiers, commanded by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children without warning. Dyer marched his fifty riflemen to a raised bank and ordered them to kneel and fire. Dyer ordered soldiers to reload their rifles several times and they were ordered to shoot to kill. Official British Raj sources estimated the fatalities at 379, and with 1,100 wounded. Civil Surgeon Dr Williams DeeMeddy indicated that there were 1,526 casualties. However, the casualty number quoted by the Indian National Congress was more than 1,500, with roughly 1,000 killed.Cartoon in Punch 14 July 1920, on the occasion of Montagu labelling as “frightful” General Dyer for his role in the Amritsar massacreAn hour after the meeting began as scheduled at 4:30 pm, Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer marched a group of sixty-five Gurkha and twenty-five Baluchi soldiers into the Bagh, fifty of whom were armed with rifles. Dyer had also brought two armoured cars armed with machine guns, however the vehicles were stationed outside the main gate as they were unable to enter the Bagh through the narrow entrance.
6:30 am -7:30 pm
Jallianwala Bagh is open for all the days.
How to visit at Jallianwala Bagh:
- The suitable time to visit the place is from October to March to avoid the unbearable summers of the city.
- Go through the gallery at the garden for some interesting historical artefacts.
- Watch the short film shown at the gallery to get a better picture of what happened at the Jallianwala Bagh.
- Must visit Jallianwala Bagh to pay a tribute to those who gave away their lives to make India free from slavery.