Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Important G.K. Facts

   
The incident took place on 13 April 1919 at 1730 hrs (05.30 p.m.)
The crowd had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar to protest the arrest of pro-independence leaders Dr. Saifudding Kitchlew and Dr. Satyapal.
Brigadier REH Dyer surrounded the protestors with soldiers of Gorkha Rifles.
Rabindranath Tagore, the first Indian to be honoured with a Nobel Prize, renounced his knighthood in protest.
Michael O'Dwyer was the Lt Governor of Punjab.
A commission of inquiry headed by Lord William Hunter was appointed to look into the circumstances leading to the incident.
Michael O'Dwyer was assassinated by Udham Singh on 13 March 1940.
A memorial, designed by American architect Benjamin Polk, was built on the site and inaugurated by President of India Rajendra Prasad on 13 April 1961, in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru.