atrocities of the British Government
The historic Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
took place on 13th April 1919. A public meeting
had been called there that evening.
Government issued orders prohibiting it. Still people gathered. General
Dyer of the British army learnt this news. He wanted to teach the people
whom he considered as law breakers a good lesson. He went to the spot with
armed soldiers. The meeting place was a small open area surrounded by a
wall. Thousands of people had gathered there. All on a sudden the General
gave orders to fire at the mob. Bullets were showered. People could not
even run away because of the high wall.
The dead bodies piled up. After this,
marshal law was imposed. People were subjected to tortures in addition