Jallianwala Bagh is the unfortunate site where thousands of innocents were brutally murdered by the British troops on April 13th, 1919. Today, the site houses a memorial of national importance in the memory of those killed during the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of non-violent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar, Punjab to protest against the arrest of two leaders despite a curfew which had been recently declared. The figures released by the British government were 370 dead and 1200 wounded.