Q. 11

Why did General Dyer open fire on the peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh on 13th April 1919?

Answer :

Jallianwala Bagh massacre was an important incident in the history of India. Many people had gathered at Jallianwalla Bagh at Amritsar in Punjab on the 13th of April 1919. Many men, women and children were present to attend the meeting against the Rowlatt Act. General Dyer ordered the British Army to block the entrance. He suddenly ordered his men to start firing on the crowd without any warning. Many Indians were brutally murdered, and many others were killed and injured.


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