100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre: We must also know about other massacres100 years of that painful event have passed. On the day of Baisakhi in 1919, the British force under General Dyer killed around 1600 people who came to a closed ground in Amritsar to celebrate Baisakhi. I wrote a post on Sardar Udham Singh, Shahid-e-Azam, how he took revenge on Michael O'Dwyer in 1940 and got rid of his own nightmare. Now, I could not trace this post despite searching it for quite some time.
Six years before this painful killing, in 1913, the British and some local kings of Rajputana killed rural Bheels at Mangarh where they assembled for a carnival. I wrote about this massacre in the following article: The Mangarh massacre, but I doubt if Members have read this.
Now, I will write about Chuknagar massacre. I know that very few know about this terrible massacre which took place in May 1971. Pakistani soldiers and their Bangladeshi friends killed at least 10,000 unarmed Hindus who were fleeing from East Pakistan to West Bengal. I feel it is my duty to remember these departed souls.
When we are remembering the deads in Jallianwala Bagh, I take a resolve to write about the hapless deads of Chuknagar, whom almost all have forgotten.