Jallianwala Bagh

JALLIANWALA BAGH

Among the most poignant memorials of free India is Amritsar's Jallianwala Bagh. Located near the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, the Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden which houses a memorial to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces. On April 13, 1919, British General O'Dyer opened fire on a group of people attending a peaceful freedom movement meeting being held here, which took the lives of about 2,000 innocent men, women, and children. The wounds that were hurled at Jallianwala Bagh by the British find a tangible existence at two very particular structures in the garden. One of them is the wall towards the end of the park, which is still riddled with the marks of up to 36 bullets that were fired at the crowds. A well is situated near the entrance of the park was where many people attending the meeting had jumped in order to dodge the bullets. After the firing has subsided, hundreds of dead bodies were retracted from the well.

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