Thursday, 13 April 2017

Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre day - 13, Aprril, 1919 Pictoral presentation
Today is the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre Day. Also known as the Amritsar Massacre, it was one of the glum and gloomy events in the annals of British India history; the desolate incident will never fade away from our memory.  We will be nearing one hundred years since the massacre, the most unfortunate and painful fact is neither the British government nor the British crown  has yet to make an apology to the Indian government. As a matter of fact, during the colonial rule,  Britain became rich by impoverishing India. The East India Company officials, who came to India penniless, after retirement, returned to England with sacks of money and some enjoyed being referred to as the British Nebob. As Shashi Tharoor, well-known historian  and politician pointed out, "The rise of Britain for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. And certainly, we were a principle cash cow for Britain throughout the nineteenth century. We paid for our own oppression".  

Presented below are some images, etc., related to the well-known massacre committed by Gen. Reginald Dyer and other British higher-ups  on the innocent, unarmed people of Punjab, including women and children on 13 April  1919 which  happened to be an important festival day for the Sikhs - Baisakhi.  A perusal of these heart rending images will give you some idea about how much  struggle and sacrifices our past leaders and forefathers made to get us the most covetous  asset - freedom from the British yoke. 

It is really pathetic to see our our political leaders - Netas, irrespective of parties and regions, misusing  their powers to amass wealth, and  to win the election by offering money and other gifts to the electorates. Equally unfortunate is the fact that  our gullible people are  so enticed to  such a low level  that they, without giving importance to their self-esteem, are willing to receive the ill-gotten money  from the dishonest political candidates to cast their votes in their favor.  The people, in general, are worried where we we will be heading in the decades to come. The good news is the younger generation is not happy about the politicians and their lack of sense of duty, social responsibility and love for the country.

Bharata Bharati



Jallianwalla Bagh, Punjab.Times of India
walled gardenshooting at the people.

Gen. Dyer, mass murderer.

Udham Singh killed Michael Dyer in London March, 1940.rediff. com