99 years have passed since the horrifying Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in Amritsar. On 13 April 1919, the general officer commanding the Jullundur Brigade, Brigadier-General R.E.H. Dyer, commanded 50 troops to Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh, where an estimated 20,000 innocent civilians had gathered. On this day, British Lieutenant General Reginald Dyer indiscriminately fired rifles & emptied around 1700 rounds on innocent unarmed people on the occasion of Baisakhi in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. In this shootout, more than 1000 Indians were killed & thousands were seriously injured.
There were 15000-20000 people gathered there to protest against the Rowlatt Act & to celebrate Baisakhi. Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer reached there with around 100 soldiers. Nearly 50 soldiers were deployed near the entrance of the Bagh and without warning, he opened fire which continued for 20 minutes. The ground had only twin narrow exit and entry points. General Dyer placed his troops at the main exit to trap the people inside. The British blocked one and the other gate was locked. After firing, more than 200 bodies were recovered from the well.
Here Are Painful Pictures That Will Leave You Teary Eyed On Jallianwala Bagh’s 99th Anniversary
This is the scene at the Jallianwala Bagh right after the tragedy.
These scars will never fade.
This tells of the horror people faced.
There are still traces of bullets in Jallianwala Bagh
Thousands died and many more were seriously injured.
More than 100 bodies were recovered from the well
Cops at the Jallianwala Bagh, after the tragedy.
People in this pic are pointing at the bullet marks from the firing.
Let’s spend a minute today remembering those who were killed in the massacre!