CBSE Class 10 Answered
Alarmed by the large participation of people in the movement against the Rowlatt Act, the Government arrested prominent leaders from Amritsar. Gandhi was barred from entering Delhi. On 10 April 1919, the police fired on a peaceful procession. People retaliated by attacking banks and railway stations. On 13 April, a large crowd assembled at Jallianwala Bagh protesting against the arrest of some of their leaders who criticised the Government for passing the Rowlatt Act. General Dyer blocked the exit of the Bagh and fired on the unarmed crowd. This resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
People in many north Indian towns protested against the brutal killings at Jallianwala. The Government brutally suppressed these protests.