The Jallianwala Bagh massacre appears in every history book – and I just re-read the entire event on multiple sources. On April 13, 1919, General Dyer fired on innocent people until he ran out of ammunition. Wikipedia mentions –
Dyer is reported to have, from time to time, “checked his fire and directed it upon places where the crowd was thickest”; he did this not because the crowd was slow to disperse, but because he (the General) “had made up his mind to punish them for having assembled there.” Some of the soldiers initially shot into the air, at which General Dyer shouted: “Fire low. What have you been brought here for?” Later, Dyer’s own testimony revealed that the crowd was not given any warning to disperse and he was not remorseful for having ordered his troops to shoot.
What’s more shocking (to me) is …
The soldiers, who were firing at the crowd were ‘Indians‘! And none of them had guts to fire ‘just once’ at Dyer! The world would have been different had one of the soldiers who were firing at innocent men, women and kids had shown some guts to shot Dyer down!
Because they were the ‘paid employees’, and had to follow the orders of their boss so that they could get their paycheck at the end of the month. They’d not be ‘held responsible’ for what they were doing because they were merely following their bosses’ orders. Or the reason was something entirely different?
Give me a valid, sensible reason!
What happens today –
Police throw tear gases & do ‘lathi charge’ at innocent protestors.
Nothing has really changed, you see.
But why the hell stress our brains thinking about it? Just check facebook and like your on-site friend’s happy photo.