Jallian Wala Bagh Massacre and the Birth of Revolutionary Terrorism in the Indian Freedom Struggle
Shanmathi. R, B.A.LLB (Hons), 2nd Year, Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on February 28, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on March 20, 2017. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2017. | PP: 8-15 | Volume-2 Issue-10, April 2017. | Retrieval Number: J01510421017
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Abstract: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre provoked a violent current of horror and dismay all over the country. The scale of destruction caused by the massacre agitated the people to revolt against the British in a more rigid manner. They were prepared in mind and body to pass through the severest ordeals. The large band of revolutionaries of the freedom struggle who chose a life of exile for many years- some for their life far away from their mother land- yeoman’s service to the cause of India’s freedom by propagating true facts about the nature of British Rule in India to people hitherto kept an ignorance or misled by the false propaganda of the British and succeeded in evoking the sympathy of the British. It is they who set an example before the Indians by sacrificing their own life. This paper is an attempt to bring out the hardships underwent by the Indians at the time of massacre and how it ignited them to fight for the nation’s freedom.
Keywords: Violent current of horror, revolutionaries, national movement, Independence.