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2) Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the worst acts of violence in the history of the world and a turning point in India’s freedom struggle. Comment.

Topic:  -The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

2) Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the worst acts of violence in the history of the world and a turning point in India’s freedom struggle. Comment.  (250 Words)

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Why this question

Jallianwala Bagh massacre was one of the worst crimes in the history, wherein innocent civilians were shot dead, without any provocation and without any warning. The event is said to be very important part of  India’s struggle for independence and had major repercussions for the freedom struggle as well as the colonial rule. The issue is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading- Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to revisit the Jallianwala bagh massacre and trace its causes, give a short account of the incident and discuss its effect on our freedom struggle.

Directive word

Comment-  we have to break the issue and try to present a complete picture of the incident to highlight its brutality. We also have to present our arguments in favour of the question; how Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a turning point in India’s struggle for independence.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- you can introduce your answer here, by directly describing the incident in 2-3 lines.

Body-  divide the body into two parts. In one part, further describe the issue in detail and its highlight the response from British government and people. In the other part, present arguments as to why Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a turning point and what implications it had on our freedom struggle.

Conclusion- You can conclude your answer by mentioning how Jallianwala Bagh incident and other such acts of oppression finally led to ouster of British from India.