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Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh

Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh is held on July 31. Haryana and Punjab, India. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us Help us 
31 July - Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh
Martyrs never die, and Shaheed Udham Singh was such pre-independence figure. On April 10, 1919, Congress leaders including Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew were arrested under the Rowlatt Act. To protest against the arrests, more than 20,000 unarmed people assembled in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on the festival of Baisakhi on April 13, 1919.
On April 13th 1919, Indian troops under the command of Brig-Gen Reginald Rex' Dyer fired on peaceful demonstrators in a walled garden (the Jallianwala Bagh) in the city of Amritsar in the Punjab. At least 379 were killed and more than a 1,000 injured.
Udham Singh killed Michael ODwyer on March 13, 1940, to avenge Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. O'Dwyer was governor of Punjab when Colonel Reginald Dyer opened fire on the peaceful protesters. ODwyer endorsed Col Dyers action. The freedom fighter was then tried and hanged on July 31, 1940.

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