Write a Newspaper Report on: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 6th, 2022

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was one of the major events that ignited the fire of revolt among Indians against British rule. The massacre happened on 13 April in Amritsar under the orders of General Dyer when people came to the Jallianwala Bagh to attend the annual Baisakhi fair. Some of them were united in the Bagh to protest against new repressive measures by the British government. This incident resulted in anger among the masses, as a result of which they launched many movements and protested on the streets.

Newspaper Report on: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

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

  • On 13th April, a large crowd had gathered in the enclosed ground of Jallianwala Bagh.
  • Most of the people were attending the annual Baisakhi fair on the ground, while few of them were gathered to protest against the new repressive measures launched by the British government.
  • At that time, martial law was established by the government in the city. However, most of the people on the ground were from outside the city and were unaware of the martial law imposition.
  • General dyer entered the ground and closed all the exit points. He ordered the policemen to open indiscriminate fire on the masses, because of which many innocent people died.
  • According to Dyer, his object was to generate a moral effect (feeling of terror) among people with respect to the satyagraha.
  • As a result of this, people took to the streets in the north and started attacking the government premises.
  • A lot of movements (including the non-cooperation movement) were launched

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  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on the ground of  Jallianwala Bagh under the orders of General Dyer on April 13, when people gathered to celebrate Baisakhi and protest against the government’s new repressive measures.

  • On April 13, people were united on the ground to attend the annual Baisakhi fair and protest against the government’s new repressive measure, but martial law was imposed at that time. So, General Dyer ordered his policemen to open fire after closing all the exit points.

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