|Murderer Brig. Gen. Reginald Dyer, British India April 1919.amazon.com|
|allianwalla bagh massacre, 1919. economictimes.indiatimes.com|
It is quite unfortunate and quirk of fate that the most infamous name of British India military officer has had close link with the popular beer of the time and its founder Edward Dyer and his family. Native of a small village in Devon, England, the Dyer family moved over to India long ago to start a business in India and succeeded in establishing Breweries in India in the early 19th centuries. The family would have never thought their 6th kid Reginald - fondly called Rex in the later years would join the British India military, become a cruel officer and earn a disgusting name as the butcher of Jallianwalla Bagh by committing the most heinous crime in the British India History.
|Jallianwalla Bagh, India economictimes.indiatimes.com|
|Wide view of Jallianwala Bagh memorial.enwikipedia.org|
|Amristar Massacre, 1919, India. irishtimes.com|
Hundreds of people bled to death in severe pain and suffering. The most disturbing fact was Reginald Dyer, after a formal inquiry, was let out with minor punishment. Yet another insult to the Indian natives was the mass murderer was dubbed as the savior of British women and was awarded a purse of some money by a lousy British conservative Newspaper based in London. Thus Dyer's massacre goes down as yet another dark chapter in British-India history. Yet another painful fact is so many British MPs. royal family members visited Jallianwalla Bagh and paid homage. As of to day, the British Government never officially made any reparation or apology to the people of India for their atrocities in India. It still remains as a blot though Indi maintains good relationship with the British Government.
|Dyer-Meakin Co., Burma /inwa-advisers.com/|