The Amritsar Massacre of 1919

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On 13 April 1919, British Indian troops fired on an unarmed crowd at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar in the Punjab. Hundreds were killed. The massacre caused an outcry in India and abroad, and would be a turning point for the growing Indian nationalist movement. Witness hears eye-witness testimony from the time.

(Photo: A young visitor looks at a painting depicting the Amritsar Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, 2010. Credit: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

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Wed 13 Apr 2016 23:20
BBC World Service US Public Radio

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