The Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy

- April 13, 2020


#OnThisDay in 1919, British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed Indians celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi in Amritsar, Punjab, in what has come to be called the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Today, Jallianwala Bagh is a memorial of national significance and one of the most visited historical sites in Amritsar. 

Illustration: Ram Waeerkar
Script: Toni Patel

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