Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day 2024, Know all about this day

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day 2024

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre happened on April 13, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab. It was a crucial moment in India’s struggle for freedom. As we approach the 104th anniversary in 2023, it’s essential to recall this tragic event, highlighting the hardships endured by the Indian people under British rule.

Honoring the Heroes

In 1951, the government built a memorial at Jallianwala Bagh to remember the brave individuals who fought for independence and those who lost their lives during the massacre. This memorial serves as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made during this challenging period.

Jallianwala Bagh: Understanding the Incident

The massacre in April 1919 wasn’t an isolated event; it happened because of various factors leading up to that day. Before the incident, the Indian National Congress hoped for self-governance after World War I. On April 13, 1919, people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate Baisakhi. However, the British thought of it as a political meeting, as per documents from the National Archives of India.

Gathering and General Dyer’s Actions

Even though General Dyer had ordered against unlawful assembly, people still gathered at Jallianwala Bagh to discuss two resolutions—one condemning the firing on April 10 and the other asking for the release of their leaders. When Brigadier-General Dyer learned about this, he and his troops went to the Bagh. Without any warning, he ordered his soldiers to open fire and shoot at the exit.

The Heartbreaking Outcome

The shooting lasted for 10-15 minutes, with 1650 rounds fired, leading to a devastating loss of lives. General Dyer and Irving estimated 291 deaths, but a committee led by Madan Mohan Malviya reported a much higher number, over 500 lives lost.

Remembering the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre is a somber part of India’s history, symbolizing the strength and sacrifice of those who fought for independence. As we remember the 104th anniversary, let’s reflect on the importance of Jallianwala Bagh in shaping India’s journey to freedom. The memorial serves as a powerful reminder, urging us never to forget the price paid for our nation’s liberty.

13th April 2024 Special Day

The solemn anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13th represents a symbolic timing for India to manifest optimism by honoring those lost while working ambitiously to safeguard liberty and justice in the nation they died fighting for. As the distinct calendar date arrives, citizens across India come together, united by heritage and collective duty to continue spreading awareness of colonial atrocities like the 1919 Amritsar bloodbath. The arrival of 2024’s poignant anniversary will be the perfect opportunity to recalibrate governance priorities, set targets to uplift the marginalized, and rekindle hope for a future India finally living up to its constitutional ideals 104 years post-Jallianwala Bagh. The occasion presents a chance to ignite nationwide momentum for positive change by having every stakeholder reflect on the struggles catalyzing independence and demand progress.


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