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Michael O'Dwyer was assassinated: Today In History
Michael O'Dwyer (28 April 1864 - 13 March 1940) Lieutenant Governor of Punjab was in India. Udham Singh shot at Michael O'Dwyer (en: Sir Michael Francis O'Dwyer), the governor general of Punjab during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and shot him in London.
- Many historians believe that this massacre was a planned conspiracy of O'Dwyer and other British officers, which was aimed at scaring Punjabis to maintain control over Punjab. Not only that, later did not even back with the support of General O'Dwyer, but historians believe that administrator O'Dwyer Death of Udham Singh (1940), while General O'Dwyer, who executed the firing, died in 1927 after suffering from paralysis and various diseases.
- The name of a district of north Indian state of Uttarakhand has also been named Udham Singh Nagar.
- At the age of 75, a joint meeting of the East India Association and Central Asian Society (now Royal Society for Asian Affairs) was shot on March 13, 1940 by an Indian revolutionary Udham Singh in the Caxton Hall in London. In response to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. As the lieutenant governor of Punjab, O'Dwyer supported Dyer and called the genocide "correct" action; Some historians now believe that they worked on the pretext of massacre and Reginald Edward Harry Dyer.
- O'Dwyer was hit by two bullets and died instantly. Lord Zetland, in the Secretary of India, was presiding over the meeting and was injured. Zetland, after recovering from his injuries, was later chosen for the post of Secretary of State for early retirement and Leo Amery (1873-19 55) succeeded as Secretary of State of India. Udham Singh did no effort to escape and was arrested quickly.
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