I Bet You Don’t Know These Things About Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

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Remember the Jallianwala Bagh massacre??? It held 99 years before & still after the so many years of carnage, we all remember the fateful day. Right?

On April 13, 1919, when it was a Baisakhi day (a harvest festival popular in Punjab and parts of north India) the residents in Amritsar decided to meet that day to discuss and protest against the imprisonment of Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.

Men, women, and children gathered in a park called the Jallianwala Bagh. They all were protesting in a peaceful one which is when in order to teach a lesson to public gathered there Brigadier-General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer ordered 90 soldiers to open fire on the public. The public tried to rescue from there but all went in vain & many among them jumped into the well which is located inside the park.

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Well, that’s a lot of description about the story, which many of us might already know. My motto is to tell you few things people don’t know about Jallianwala Bagh. So, let’s get started:

1. It is officially revealed that the death toll in the massacre is 379 with 192 wounded but according to the more than 1,000 people lost their lives with 1,200 wounded.

2. Not everyone died from the bullet. Due to the run, rush, and jumping inside the well many lost their lives inside the park. Officials reported to dug out 120 bodies from the well.

3. It is being reported that when General Dyer ordered his soldiers to open fire on the public but some of the soldiers at the starting fired in the air but Dyer shouted at them to fire on the crowd.

4. In just span of 10 minutes, a total of 1,650 rounds were fired by the soldiers on the crowd and they were not given any prior warning.

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