Paragraph on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was another touchstone to test the leadership of Gandhiji. In Amritsar at Punjab people had gathered in a garden named Jallianwala Bagh..
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On 6th April in protest of Rowlatt Act, there were strikes, hartals and demonstrations at many places. In response to this the government resorted to lathi charge and firing in many places.
Indians had helped the English during the First World War. They believed that after the War the British would grant them independence. But they were highly disappointed by the Montague declaration.
On 10 April 1919, two nationalist leaders- Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr Satya Pal were arrested in Punjab. On 13 April 1919, people gathered in a small park in Amritsar which was called the Jalllianwala Bagh, to protest against these arrests.