Long 98 years have passed after the massacre of more than 1,000 innocent people including pilgrims who gathered at Jallianwlla Bagh for Baisakhi festival on 13th April 1919. A protest meeting against the brutal lathi charge on the leaders of the freedom fighters were also going to be held. The British General Dyer ordered fire against the thousands of people gathered killing more than 1,000 and wounding many thousands. The narrow way to outside was completely blocked so that people can not escape.
This is one of the most tragic incident of the past. After Independence, a Martyrs Column has been erected at Jallianwala Bagh in 1961. The deep well in which large number of dead bodies have been dumped is still there. One can see the the scars of the shots in the buildings round the Bagh. 13th April is celebrated every year as Martyrs Day and meetings with thousands of people are held there. I also got the chance to participate in one such meeting.
Red Salute to the Immortal Martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh!