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Located near the famous Golden Temple of Amritsar, Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden that also houses a memorial to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators by the British forces. Spread over 6.5 acres of land, Jallianwala Bagh is associated with one of the saddest days in Indian History when thousands of innocent people were killed on the orders of General Dyer as they gathered for a peaceful celebration of Baisakhi. There is a memorial tablet at the entrance which serves as a record of history. The tragic incident left a deep scar on the country, and a memorial was constructed post the independence for the innocents who lost their lives in this devastating incident. Established by the government of India in 1951, the massacre memorial was inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Prasad on 13th April 1961. The place has now been turned into a beautiful park and is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National memorial trust.
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9 months ago by Tanvi Akhauri
The Jallianwala Bagh is a testament to the sacrifice of our Indian fore-generations. I have visited this place twice, and have left both times feeling deeply emotional and thankful. Every inch of the garden is a reminder of the massacre of innocent lives. I remember the bullet holes in the brick walls and the Martyrs' Well having a deep impact on me, so much so that they are etched clearly in my brain even now. The property is well-maintained. Memorials and information boards are informative about the history of the place. Tour guides are also available.
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