Old Relevant Place Cancelled First Day Covers (1)

\"jaliyanwalaBy Sudhir Jain

I am exhibiting a FDC issued on 13th April 1969 on 50th Anniversary of Jalianwala Bagh Massacre. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of non-violent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh garden in Amritsar,  Punjab to protest against the arrest of two leaders. On the orders of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the army fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people were trying to run out. The figures released by the British government were 370 dead and 1200 wounded. Other sources place the number dead at well over 1000.This FDC bears first day cancellation of Amritsar.

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