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Hinduism - Where Is The Jallianwala Bagh?


Jallianwala Bagh is a battleground in the Indian city of Jallianwala Bagh.

A park (bagh) in the heart of Amritsar, northern India, where thousands of people were murdered or injured in 1919.

Despite a tight prohibition on public gatherings enacted the day before, a throng had assembled in this park.

General Dyer, the British commander in charge, mistook the throng for willful rejection of the law and ordered his soldiers to fire on it.

This incident was significant in the struggle for Indian independence (which was finally achieved on August 15, 1947), because it undercut British claims that their presence was necessary to keep the country out of chaos, and it removed any moral authority by which the British could justify their rule, in the minds of many Indian leaders. 


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