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Feb 18, 2006 - Amritsar-- Jallianwala Bagh & The Golden Temple

Our guide and driver pick us up at the hotel after breakfast to visit a couple of sites in the city of Amritsar. First we stop at the Jallianwala Bagh Park/Memorial. The was the site of a tragic altercation between the British and Indians (predominately Sikhs) in 1919. A law called the Rowlatt Act gave the British the right to arrest and jail (without trial) Indians suspected of trying to undermine British rule. (Does this begin to sound familiar?) Needless to say the Indians weren't too happy about this and demonstrations or one-day...

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