Twenty years after the massacre, the genocide was avenged by an inspired young man, Udham Singh. On March 13, 1940, at 4.30 pm in the Caxton Hall, London, where a meeting of the East India Association was being held in conjunction with the Royal Central Asian Society, Udham Singh fired five to six rounds from his pistol at Dwyer, who was Governor of the Punjab when the massacre had taken place. Dwyer was hit twice and fell to the ground dead and Lord Zetland, the Secretary of State for India, who was presiding over the meeting, was injured. Udham Singh was overpowered though in fact he had made no attempt to escape while maintaining all the time that he had done his duty for his country. On July 31, 1940, Udham Singh was hanged in Pentonville Prison in London.
The Baisakhi of April 13, 1919 is a watershed day in India's history. Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators - children, women included - were massacred by the British forces under General Michael O'Dwyer at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab. Those killed were common people who had nurtured a dream of freedom for India.
Comrade Avtar Singh Jouhl, General Secretary of the IWA(GB), played the leading role in securing, from the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the release of the five secret files on Udham Singh. In recognition of his role in obtaining these files, in publishing two books and in assisting in the film production of Shaheed Udham Singh, the Bharat Gaurav Award (Pride of India) was presented to him by H.E. The High Commissioner of India, Lalit Mann Singh, in London on 25 June 1999.