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Jallian Wala Bagh

Located 400 meters north of the Golden Temple, Jallian Wala Bagh is a place noted for its notorious massacre under British rule. The incident was happened on April 13,1919. During the time of freedom struggle, when Mangal Pandey blew the bugle for commencing the struggle for independence, General Dyer, the Lieutenant Governor of the province, made a law that no Indian will be allowed to hold gatherings or processions. On 13th April to celebrate the Baisakhi festival, thousands of people gathered at Jallian Wala Bagh ground that is surrounded by high walls on all sides and has only a narrow alley for access. Thinking it as a violation of the law, General Dyer personally led the troops to the sight and ordered his men to open fire without any warning which is resulted in the death of 379 and injured more than 1200. India was outraged by Dyer's massacre. Gandhiji, called for a nation wide strike and started the Non-cooperation Movement, which became an important mile stone in the struggle for India's Independence.

The Jallianwala Bagh ground has been converted into a memorial park with beautiful lawns, which can be entered through a narrow path between the houses. At the entrance of the garden, a martyr's memorial has been constructed in memory of those who lost their lives in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. It was built in 1960 with Rajasthan red stones having four stone lamps at its edge that looks like a flame and the foundation is made up of granite pieces. The well into which many people jumped and drowned attempting to save themselves from the hail of bullets and the remnants of walls with bullet holes are also preserved as a protected monument inside the park. Within the garden, there is a gallery dedicated to the martyrs which displays the photographs and letters of that period. It remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during summer and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m during winter


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