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Post at: May 06 2022

Pal-Dadhvav Massacre

Why in News?

  • In March, 2022 the Gujarat Government marked 100 years of the Pal-Dadhvav killing, calling it a massacre "bigger than the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre".

About Pal-Dadhvav Massacre

  • Took Place on March 7, 1922, in the Pal-Chitariya and Dadhvav village of Sabarkantha District, then part of Idar State.
  • Villagers from Pal, Dadhvav and Chitariya had gathered on the bank of river Heir as part of the Eki movement led by Motilal tejawat.
  • The movement was to protest against the land revenue tax (lagaan) imposed on the peasant by the British and Feudal lords.
  • 200 Bhils was protesting under the leadership of Tejawat but, the forces opened fire on them, nearly 1200 tribals (Bhils) fells to bullets.
  • While the British Claimed some 22 people were killed.

Legacy

  • Gujarat Government release on the centenary of the massacre described the incident as more brutal than the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919'.


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