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Who avenged Jallianwala Bagh massacre? Here’s what we should know about Udham Singh

The story talks about how Udham Singh, the only witness to Jaliawala Bagh Massacre, took revenge to kill Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer who had defended the General Dyer’s act.

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Even after more than a century, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is the darkest incident in the history of the Indian Freedom Movement. The incident happened during the celebration of Baisakhi on April 13, 1919. Today, the people of the country are remembering the 103 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

What had happened in Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919?

Thousands of people had assembled at the Jallianwala Bagh to commemorate Baisakhi and to march peacefully for the two leaders, Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew’s detention. There were also many other reasons for the gathering. However, the locals were unaware that public meetings and rallies were prohibited.

General Dyer walked into the Jallianwala Bagh with his soldiers and ordered his forces to open fire on the defenseless citizens without issuing a warning. Thousands of people, who had gathered in Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh to protest against the British on the occasion of Baisakhi, were shot dead after General Dyer ordered his forces to fire on the defenseless and peacefully protesters. The incident had led to the detention of two leaders, Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.

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In the incident, more than a thousand people died and over 1200 were injured. Shingara Singh, the last known survivor of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, died on June 29, 2009, in Amritsar. He was 113 years old.

Later, General Dyer was defended by Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer.

Who avenged Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

A youth named Udham Singh, who was also present during Jalianwala Bagh massacre, had been impacted to such an extent that he made the purpose of his life to kill Governor Michael O’Dwyer. For which he had to wait for 21 years to complete it.

It is believed that Udham Singh was present in the garden during the firing but some historians claimed that he had gone to the garden as a worker of the orphanage.

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The entire life of Udham Singh was spent taking revenge. He vowed to teach a lesson to General Dyer and the then Punjab Governor Michael O’Dwyer, but General Dyer died of illness in July 1927. Now Udham Singh’s target was Michael O’Dwyer.

After his release from prison in 1931, Udham Singh went to England and contacted revolutionary brothers present in many countries including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Japan and Burma.

On March 13, 1940, Michael O’Dwyer was invited as the speaker in a meeting at Caxton Hall in London. Udham Singh reached in that meeting hiding his revolver inside a book and opened up fire on Dyer as soon as he got the opportunity. He fired 6 shots at Dyer, two bullets hit him badly and Dyer died on the spot.

Following his arrest, Udham Singh was sentenced to death for murdering Michael O’Dyer on July 31, 1940.

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2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Election Commission advises Bengal Governor to not visit Cooch Behar on voting day

The Election Commission advised the Bengal Governor to call off his proposed visit to Cooch Behar on April 19.

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West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose has been warned by the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to visit Cooch Behar on April 18 and 19, since the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls will begin with a silence period on Wednesday evening.

According to those familiar with the situation in the EC, the poll body informed the governor’s office that no local program could be planned for the governor on April 19 due to the Model Code of Conduct and the election day.

The poll body added that if they had to provide local security cover for this unexpected proposed visit without a imminently known requirement, the tour would be a diversion because the district administration and police force will be completely occupied with election management on April 18 and 19.

As a result, under Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, campaigning is prohibited in Cooch Behar starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

In order to ensure a free and fair election process, the poll board has asked all district election officers and district police chiefs to make sure that all prominent individuals, campaigners, and political workers who are not local voters leave the polling area once the silence period begins.

The seven phases of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will take place between April to June. Polls will be conducted in seven phases: the first on April 19 and the seventh on June 1. On June 4, the results will be announced.

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Lamborghini Gallardo worth nearly Rs 1 crore set on fire over business dispute

A video circulating on social media shows the luxury car Lamborghini Gallardo being burned and reduced to ashes. The police officials said a complaint has been registered by Neeraj, a car reseller who had bought the luxury car from its original owner.

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A person who deals in the sale and purchase of old luxury cars and a few others has allegedly burnt an old but expensive model of Lamborghini Gallardo on a road in Hyderabad over a dispute with its owner on Monday. The police said the owner of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Neeraj wanted to sell off the vehicle, estimated to be worth up to Rs 1 crore, and had informed some of his friends to look for a buyer.

The police added that the main accused Ahmed had called a friend of Neeraj and asked him to bring the car. The said friend of Neeraj was known to the Ahmed. When the luxury car was brought to Mamidipalli Road which is situated on the city outskirts Ahmed along with a few others, burnt the luxury car using petrol and claimed that Neeraj owed him money.

A video circulating on social media shows the luxury car Lamborghini Gallardo being burned and reduced to ashes. The police officials said a complaint has been registered by Neeraj, a car reseller who had bought the luxury car from its original owner. By the time fire department vehicles arrived at the scene it was too late as the luxury car was engulfed in flames and badly damaged. A video of the burning Lamborghini Gallardo has been circulating on social media.

The incident is a proof to the lengths to which disputes can rise. An expert spoke about the car that got burnt and said it was the Gallardo Spyder. He pointed out that it is a substantially older gen model which can only be found in the resale market. The expert further added the car has a powerful 5-litre NA V10 engine that made 513 horse power and 510 Nm of peak torque.

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2024 Lok Sabha elections: TMC releases manifesto, Mamata Banerjee vows to scrap CAA, stop NRC

The Trinamool Congress has today released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections

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West Bengal CM Mamta Banarjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) today released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. In its manifesto, the TMC pledged to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stop the development of a National Register of citizens and the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), and stop its implementation nationwide.

The manifesto was unveiled by Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien, West Bengal Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, and Amit Mitra, who is the Special Advisor to the Chief Minister. However, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was not present at the event.

As Derek O’Brien unveiled the manifesto, he said, this is what they will do when the TMC, as part of INDIA bloc, forms government.

The Citizenship Amendment Act has long been opposed by the Trinamool Congress. Five years after it was approved by Parliament, the central government finally put the CAA into effect last month.

The party led by Mamata Banerjee has also expressed resistance to the National Register of Citizens proposal, claiming that West Bengal will never adopt it. 

The manifesto titled Didi’s 10 sapaths, alludes to 10 oaths made by Mamata Banerjee, popularly known as Didi.

The Mamata Banerjee-led party additionally pledges to raise the daily allowance under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to Rs 400 per day in addition to the UCC and CAA. Everyone has also been offered pucca houses by the party.

A monthly pension of Rs 1,000 for people over 60, free home delivery of 5 kg of ration for every ration card user, 10 free LPG cylinders annually for families below the poverty line, and universal healthcare coverage worth Rs 10 lakh are among the other significant commitments made.

Additionally, the Trinamool Congress has pledged to establish a price stabilization fund in order to control the cost of gasoline and LPG.

The party has assured the youth that every student will receive a monthly stipend up until the age of 25. A student credit card of Rs. 10 lakh will be awarded to those who choose to continue their education.

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