- In 1919, an anti-British protest took place in Amritsar
- Holiest the city for all of the Sikhs
- Protesters were unarmed
- British overreacted; 379 protesters were killed and 1000 wounded
- Did not look good on Britain
- Prominent in the Indian independence movement
In 1919, in the holy Sikh city of Amritsar, an anti-British protest took place. The protestors were not violent and they were unarmed. The British overreacted and killed 379 protestors and 1000 protestors. This overreaction reflected very poorly on Britain. Ultimately, this became a prominent event in the Indian independence movement.
Question: Why did the British feel the need to react in such a harsh way?