Indian Independence Movement is one long struggle. Nearly 90 years of effort to get the Indian soil free from the British. However, many fights happened before the 1857 Indian Rebellion, but it was in 1857 the dream of Independence got into the people of India. Several revolts, conflicts, and chaos took place in different parts of the country. These places today are no less than places of worship. Let’s remember these places on this occasion of 73rd Independence Day of India.
Barrackpore (West Bengal):
It all started from here when Mangal Pandey, a Brahmin boy joined British East India Company at the age of 18, rebelled against the English officers and killed many for their cruel nature towards the Indians. As an honor to Mangal Pandey, the first freedom fighter to rise against the British oppression, a beautiful park was built after his name. Barrackpore was where he voiced his opinions and started the movement, and later the Britishers hanged him on 8th April 1857. Today people visit Barrackpore not just for its calm nature, but also for the significance it holds in the history of the Indian Independence struggle.                                                                                   
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh):
Jhansi, a town in Uttar Pradesh lies on the banks of the Pahuj River. Jhansi would’ve been an ordinary place in history books if it was not for the heroics of the lady Rani Laxmibai, the Queen of Jhansi. Even though it has been more than 160 years of her martyrdom, the town of Jhansi still has that stronghold of Rani Laxmibai in it. The city Jhansi has several sites which give a story about sacrifice, struggle, fight and more. To honor her, the town has dedicated several places to her, namely Fort of Jhansi, Rani Mahal, Government Museum, Jhansi Museum, and Gandhi Museum. The courageous lady is still remembered for her fight against the British soldiers.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Jallianwalla Bagh (Punjab):
The auspicious occasion of Punjab New Year on 13th April 1919 turned one of the blackest days in the history of India’s Independence when General Reginald Dyer ordered British Indian Army troops to fire on a crowd of unarmed Indian civilians at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. The memorial is now managed by the Jallianwalla Bagh National Memorial Trust. A portion of the wall still has those bullet marks along with the well, which is preserved as a memorial. This year even marks the 100 years of Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre.