About: Ghantaghar, Chandni Chowk

About: Ghantaghar (Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India)

In the days of the freedom struggle, the Clock Tower was the center of public meetings and demonstrations. In 1919, the protesters under the leadership of Swami Shraddhanand faced the bayonets of the British Army against the oppressive Rowlatt Act. During the period of the freedom movement, when the Congress was declared an illegal party, a special session of Congress was held here in 1930 under the chairmanship of Seth Ranchoddas Amrutlal, in which 500 delegates participated even after imposing all the restrictions by the government. Taken, the annual report was read, and before that five resolutions were passed to detain the representatives of the police. This convention lasted only five minutes and 800 people were taken prisoner from this place.

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