On the 13th April 1919, over 1000 peaceful Indian protestors in the Jallianwala Bagh (City Park) of Amritsar were shot dead. Thousands more were injured and it is remembered throughout India as one of the most barbaric events of colonisation in Indian history.

Ordered by senior British military officer, Brigadier General Reginald Dyer, the massacre took place on the Sikh Vaisakhi festival, which was attended by tens of thousands from surrounding villages. The area was uneven, walled, and only had one exit, making any chance of escape difficult.

Today this event is well remembered in India, but few know of it in the UK.

I am calling for this event and the effect of oppression in India to be included as part of the British curriculum. We also need a permanent memorial in the UK to this event to act as a focal point for remembrance.

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