While Amritsar is know for many places to visit including Golden Temple , WAGAH BORER and even Kulcha’s which even us included in our Itinerary . ButoOne place which probably every Indian or every human must go to is Jallianwala Bagh for the history behind this place .
For People , who are unaware of the significance of this place in INDIAN HISTROY and why it always found it’s mention in India’s Independence moment :
Date : April 13 , 1919
Time : 4:30 PM
Bullet Fired : 1650
Incident : General R.E.H. Dyer. ordered 50 armed soldiers to open fire without warning on a gathering which was suspected to be political gathering , while in reality most of them in crowd were unaware of and were actually there to celebrate ” Baisakhi ” . List of Martyr even includes women , children and senior citizens .
Casualties : 379 Died & More than 1500 Injured
Result : Black Day in History of Humanity which makes us remember that HUMAN is the biggest enemy of Human . So in the vicinity of GOLDEN Temple where people bow their head to seek blessing of “Guru Gobind Singh ” , they also shed some tears in the memory of those unfortunate people and prey for their souls .
Present : The 6.5 acre massacre site has been converted into a garden and houses a memorial namely” Flame of Liberty ” established in 1951 by the Indian Govt. to commemorate the massacre .