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"Jallianwallah Bagh Memorial" Amritsar Things to Do Tip by mariocibelli

Amritsar Things to Do: 114 reviews and 269 photos


One of the strange things about Amritsar is that a city with such a violent history you find yourself feeling much more relaxed and peaceful than in most citites in India.

Jallianwallah, is where in 1919, a large group had met for a public meeting which was banned at the time by the British, a now infamous General Dryer gave the command to shoot to disperse the otherwise peaceful group of several thousand, in the end an unknown number were killed, many jumping to their death in a nearby well.

J-wallah was the point of know return regarding the demand and resolution for immediate Indian independence from British rule.

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  • Written May 18, 2005
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