Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Jalianwala Bagh and Indian Freedom Struggle

Jalianwala Bagh in Amritsar has great significance in Indian history and this may be the reason behind converting this place in to a historical place. Everyday day thousands of people visit this place to pay tribute to freedom fighters who had given their lives at this place. Today, Jalianwala Bagh has been converted in to a memorial to salute our freedom fighters.

On April 13, 1919 no one had thought that British army will commit such kind of the brutality on the Indians. British Army opened fire on thousands of innocent freedom fighters, those had collected here for peaceful demonstration. The people who have gathered here have no place to run because only available gate was sealed by the army.

All this activity was done under the command of the Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer Known in India as General Dyer. In this incident more than thousand people were died and more than two thousand were injured. Though official figures only presented 379 dead. This incident provoked a great hate response against the British government and specially General Dyer.

This incidence is present in Indian history as a great sorrowful incidence which portrays the killing of the innocent peoples from the hand of people who were against the right for freedom. The life of these innocent people have not gone waste as India got freedom from Britain in 1947 and today we are no less in any way from Britain.

India may be struggling with few problems at this moment however in coming times we all could hope to see a major change in life trends in India. It will be a big shame for the Indians and a question mark on the sacrifices of many freedom fighters if we do not work in this direction.



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