Having hit a wall, the next logical step is to bang our heads against it.
– Stephen Harper
Ignoring the poor quality of images, those are historical walls located in Amritsar, India.
Images were shot through point -and -shoot camera.
Punjab, a state /province located in the north -west of India, was under martial law. Public gatherings were prohibited. A peaceful meeting of about 10,000 or more people was in progress in this park/garden (Hindi – Bagh) to protest against the arrest of two leaders. British army general Reginald Dyer, with his regiment surrounded the park, padlocked the gates and opened fire on the defenceless crowd.
Firing took place for 10 mins, 1650 rounds of bullets were fired, approximately 400 died and 1200 wounded, not just by bullets, but by panic, trampling and jumping into a well located inside the park.
Dyer later confessed, his soldiers stopped the firing because they ran out of ammunition.
The bullet marks on the park boundary walls have been preserved by the Government of India.
My entry to Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall
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A very strong photo!
I visited this place in high school. Could feel the goosebumps.
I visited around 20 months back. Looking down the martyrs well, I could feel those spirits wash over me !
Thank you for sharing. When did this happen?
An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you
need to publish more about this subject matter, it may not be a
taboo subject but usually people don’t speak about such issues.
To the next! Best wishes!!
Just being here is such an amazing experience