Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Important G.K. Facts
The incident took place on
13 April 1919
1730 hrs (05.30 p.m.)
The crowd had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in
to protest the arrest of pro-independence leaders Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr. Satyapal.
Brigadier REH Dyer
surrounded the protestors with soldiers of
the first Indian to be honoured with a Nobel Prize, renounced his knighthood in protest.
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
on 13 March 1940.
A memorial, designed by American architect
was built on the site and inaugurated by President of India Rajendra Prasad on 13 April 1961, in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru.
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