Write a Newspaper Report on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the major events that ignited the fire of rebellion among Indians against British rule. The massacre took place on April 13 in Amritsar on the orders of General Dyer when people had come to Jallianwala Bagh to attend the annual Baisakhi fair. Some of them were united in the Bagh to protest against the new repressive measures by the British Government. The incident sparked outrage among the public, as a result of which he started several agitations and took to the streets to protest.

Report on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

On April 13, a huge crowd gathered on the adjoining grounds of Jallianwala Bagh. Most of the people were participating in the annual Baisakhi fair, while some of them gathered to protest against the new repressive measures introduced by the British government. At that time, martial law was instituted by the government in the city. However, most of the people on the ground were from outside the city and were unaware of the imposition of martial law.

The newspaper report on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is as follows:

  • General Dyer entered the field and closed all the exit points.
  • He ordered the policemen to fire indiscriminately at the public, killing many innocent people.
  • According to Dyer, aimed to create a moral impact (feeling of terror) among the people regarding Satyagraha.
  • As a result, people took to the streets in the north and started attacking government premises.
  • Many movements (including non-cooperation movements) were launched

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