Take a look what Dyer’s bodyguard reviles about Jallianwala Massacres
Take a look what Dyer’s bodyguard reviles about Jallianwala Massacres

Today also if you even think about the incident you get goosebumps. April 13, 1919, was not just different Baisakhi day in Amritsar. On that Sunday, the celebrations were on mute and the streets were all quite. As the day wore on, the nearby Jallianwala Bagh began to fill up with people, many of whom had been to the Golden Temple.
Many people were gathered at Jallianwala Bagh to protest the arrest of Dr Satyapal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew, who had been opposing the Rowlatt Act. Suddenly, there was some chaos at the edges. The first gunshots were greeted with cries of “
phokiyaan, phokiyaan,” but all hell broke loose when blood-spattered people started falling to the ground.

Today let's take a tour of the incident that occurred that day:

On April 13, 1919, Dyer, 55, was like a man possessed. Giving a first-hand account of the day in “Amritsar: The massacre that ended the Raj” by Alfred Draper, Col Reginald Edward Harry Dyer​’s bodyguard Sergeant William Anderson recounted how the crowd seemed to “sink to the ground in a flurry of white garments” as the first volley was fired. The kneeling soldiers selected their targets and made each round tell. When the soldiers had emptied their carbines, Dyer ordered them to reload and direct their fire where the crowd was the densest.
Anderson says he noticed Dyer’s brigade-major Captain Briggs crunching his face as if in pain and clutching at Dyer’s sleeve, but the latter did not notice, and instead directed fire towards the peepul trees where a large number of people were concentrated.
Later, when deposing in front of the eight-member Hunter Commission, he told Chimanlal Setalvad, vice-chancellor of Bombay University: “I did not like the idea of doing it… it was a merciful though horrible act… I thought I would be doing a jolly lot of good and they would realise that they were not to be wicked.”
Later, after his resignation, Dyer told a reporter: “And now, I am told to go for doing my duty — my horrible, dirty duty.”

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