Who perpetrated the Amritsar Massacre?

Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Weapons Lee-Enfield rifles
Deaths 379 – 1000+
Injured ~ 1,500
Perpetrators Brig.-Gen. R. E. H. Dyer, in charge of 50 soldiers of the 9th Gurkha Rifles,and 59th Sind Sikh Rifles, British Indian Army Michael Francis O’Dwyer.

How did the Amritsar Massacre began?

On April 13, 1919, British Brigadier General Reginald Dyer ordered troops to open fire on an unarmed crowd who had gathered for the Sikh Vaisakhi festival. The attack took place at Jallianwala Bagh, a walled garden with narrow passageways, in the city of Armitsar, Punjab.

What happened on 10th April in Amritsar?

On April 10, 1919, a protest was held at the residence of the Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar. The demonstration was held to demand the release of two popular leaders of the Indian Independence Movement, Satya Paul and Saifuddin Kitchlew, who had been earlier arrested on account of their protests.

Did Indian soldiers shoot in Jallianwala Bagh?

The actual shooting is supposed to have lasted only about 10 minutes. Soldiers from the Baluchi, Gorkha and Rajput regiments fired a little over 1,650 rounds and killed at least 379 people by official count, wounding perhaps a thousand more.

Why did the Amritsar Massacre take place?

On April 13, 1919, a peaceful gathering to protest against the arrest of pro-Indian independence leaders, in Amritsar, India, became a violent shooting that took the lives of thousands of Indians.

Where did the Amritsar Massacre take place?

Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh massacre/Locations

What is Jalian Wala Bhag incident?

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Jallianwala also spelled Jallianwalla, also called Massacre of Amritsar, incident on April 13, 1919, in which British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in an open space known as the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar in the Punjab region (now in Punjab state) of India, killing …

Which Indian regiment fired at Jallianwala?

It has often been said that Britain lost its empire the day when, a hundred years ago, Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer(55) commanding a regiment of 50 Gurkha and Baluchi riflemen, ordered firing without warning upon an unarmed crowd of over 15,000 Indians gathered at an enclosure called the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar …

What happened to soldiers who fired in Jallianwala Bagh?