Jallianwala Bagh Massacre  (जलियांवाला बाग़ हत्याकांड)

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (जलियांवाला बाग़ हत्याकांड)

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (Hindi: जलियांवाला बाग़ हत्याकांड جلیانوالہ باغ Jallianwala Bāġa Hatyākāṇḍ), alternatively known as the Amritsar Massacre, was named after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar where, on April 13, 1919, 90 British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. The firing lasted for 10 to 15 minutes, till they ran out of ammunition. Official British Raj sources placed the fatalities at 379, and with 1100 wounded.Civil Surgeon Dr. Smith indicated that there were 1,526 casualties.A trust was formed in 1920 to build a memorial at the site following a resolution passed by the Indian National Congress. In 1923, the trust purchased land for the project. A memorial, designed by American architect Benjamin Polk, was built on the site and inaugurated by the then-President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 13 April 1961 in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders. #building #goldentemple #great #historical #history #india #Jallianwallabagh #memorial #monument #punjab
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