Brief notes on Jallianwalabag Massacre


In the Jallianwalabag Massacre about 1000 people were killed and many times the number injured.

But more important than the number of persons killed or injured was the barbarous attack on the people by the British forces that had no parallel in the annals of history.

The Jallianwalabag incident far from lessening the antipathy of the Indians towards the British further increased it.


Thousands of hitherto uncommitted people were drawn into the freedom struggle. The blow was so stunning that Rabindranath Tagore renounced his Knighthood in protest against the incident calling it ‘a monstrous war’.

Leaders like Malaviya and Motilal Nehru hastened to Amritsar where the Indian National Congress held its session with Motilal as the President.

The Jallianwalabag Massacre left bitter memories and prepared the background for the Non Co-operation movement that Gandhiji started in 1920.

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