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TNPSC Current Affairs & GK:Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (13.04.2017) Notes in Tamil

TNPSC Current Affairs and GK Today: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day Day April 13, 2017. Notes in Tamil Language for TNPSC, TRB, TET, TN POLICE, UPSC, RRB and Other Government Competitive Examinations.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (13.04.2017)

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. Dyer stated that 1,650 rounds had been fired, a number apparently derived by counting empty cartridge cases picked up by the troops. Official British Indian sources gave a figure of 379 identified dead, with approximately 1,100 wounded. The casualty number estimated by the Indian National Congress was more than 1,500, with approximately 1,000 dead.