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Cellular Jail

Monish Mishra
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Cellular Jail has written some gruesome pages in the history of India. Now that it is a popular tourist spot, does any of us even recollect that nightmarish history of this place while visiting it?

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Poonam Malhotra
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Monish, can you please share the history of this jail? I don`t know much about this.

Posted On : 1/30/2016 12:24:31 AM

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Neel Malhotra
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The Cellular Jail also known as `Kala Pani` situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prison was known to house many notable Indian activists during the struggle for India`s independence. The Cellular Jail is one of the murkiest chapters in the history of the colonial rule in India. The construction of the prison started in 1896 and was completed in 1906. But the history of using the Andaman Island as a prison dates back to the Indian rebellion of 1857. The bricks used to build the building were brought from Myanmar. The penal settlement established in Andaman by the British after the First War of Independence in 1857 was the beginning of the agonizing story of freedom fighters in the massive and awful jails at Viper Island followed by the Cellular Jail. The patriots who raised their voice against the British Raj were sent to this Jail where many perished.

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Presently a `light and sound show` at the Cellular jail shows the tourists the gruesome past of the jail. It is a must visit place for every tourist traveling to Port Blair. One will get know a lot about the kind of punishments that our freedom fighters use to tolerate here and can see hanging rooms of this jail also.

Posted On : 2/9/2016 2:38:07 AM

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Piyush Sethi
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Cellular Jail was especially used by the British to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago during the struggle for Indian Independence. Many notable freedom fighters of the great Indian freedom movement such as Batukeshwar Dutt and the renowned Veer Savarkar were imprisoned here during that time.

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