31 October was a roller coaster of emotions for me.
It was the day I visited Jhaliawala Bagh which was until then just a place for me in history textbooks with a terribly sad story. I visited this place with my family. Before my visit here I was having neutral emotions. But later I felt a deep sense of grief laced with immense pride of belonging to my nation.
The place gave me very peculiar feels. The small narrow entrance lane leads one to a big open space now converted into a memorial garden. The entrance made me visualize how it must have been even back then in 1919.
The entrance also has a brief description of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Inside the garden, there is a wall with bullet marks on it. 1650 bullets were fired on that day by General Dyer and his troops, only a handful remain identified now. The wall with the bullet marks made me so sad, it just left me with tears.
Further, there was a well marked as Martyr’s Well. Hundreds of people jumped into this well to save themselves from a horrid death at the hands of British forces who knew no mercy.
I can’t really describe my feels after I saw Martyr’s Well. I just can’t.
There was a small museum too. It was filled with the stories of those who were massacred in 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh. The stories left me grief-stricken. I felt an urge to lie on my bed and stop thinking about everything at all.
I don’t think I have any courage to revisit this place.
In case you haven’t visited this place even once, I suggest you, please do it. For some feels can’t be completely expressed in words.
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