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Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar (India)

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A massacre of Amritsar, also called Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre, Jallianwalla also spelled Jallianwala, incident on April 13, 1919, in which British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in the Punjab region (now in Punjab state) of India, killing several hundred people and wounding many hundreds more. It marked a turning point in India’s modern history, in that it left a permanent scar on Indo-British relations and was the prelude to Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi’s full commitment to the cause of Indian nationalism and independence from Britain. Since the beginning of the World War I, there had been an increasing resentment and civil unrest throughout the country especially in the states of West Bengal and Punjab. It was due to the terrible repercussions of the war, like- inflation, heavy taxation, a huge number of dead and wounded soldiers that contributed immensely in uniting the nation against the British Rule. The worsening civil unrest led to the formation of the Rowlatt Committee in 1919. The Rowlatt Act was a legislative act that allowed certain political cases to be tried without the presence of a jury and permitted internment of suspects without any trial. This is the time when Mahatma Gandhi came to light as a revolutionary. The Act resulted in furious protests throughout the country. The unrest became worst, especially in Punjab.

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Golden Temple Rd | near Golden Temple, Amritsar 143006, India Suggested duration: 1 to 2 hours.

Open and Closing Time

Visit Timing :6:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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Entry Fee: Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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Transportation

A distance between Amritsar Railway Station and Jallianwala Bagh is 1.2 miles or 1.1 nautical miles
A distance between Amritsar Bus stand and Jallianwala Bagh is 10.6 miles or 9.2 nautical miles

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Interesting facts about Jallianwalla Bagh

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre also goes by the name Amritsar Massacre. The incident took place on April 13, 1919. It was a Sunday. The reason why it is known as the Amritsar Massacre is that it took place in Amritsar – a city in northern India. The day on which the incident took place was ‘Baisakhi’. It was the day of the festival. Baisakhi is Punjab’s one of the largest festivals. The precursor to the Massacre was the Rowlatt Act. This act was passed in February 1919 The Rowlatt Act gave the British Government the authority to arrest anyone on grounds of mere suspicion.

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