Jalliawalla Bagh, Amritsar

A walk around the Jalliawala Bagh fills you with nostalgia and reminiscence of the horrific 1919 Amritsar massacre, which was ordered by General R.E.H. Dyer. A large gathering of men, women and children were fired upon killing more than 1500 innocent souls. The Martyrs’ Well is a monumental structure, where people jumped in to save their lives from the incessant firing by the soldiers. The Flame of Liberty stands tall in the memory of those who were killed. Walls with bullet marks can still be viewed. A stone lantern stands at each corner of the tank. On all four sides of the pylon the words, “In memory of martyrs, 13 April 1919”, has been inscribed in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Enjoy a pictorial journey for those who wish to see it someday but are unable to do so!!!