Like Jallianwala Bagh, Odisha was also found in the murderous massacre, even after 80 years did not get justice. On October 25, 1939, in the village of Amko Simko in Sundargarh district, 49 tribals were killed in the firing of the soldiers of the East India Company and more than 90 people were injured.
This incident was like the Jallianwala Bagh Kand of Punjab, despite 80 years after the incident, those who lost their lives, neither got proper respect nor got the status of independence fighter.
However, in 2017, while making an initiative by the State Government, the martyr’s site was declared as a tourist destination and a grant of one crore rupees was also received for its development. Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram has also given approval of Rs 4 crore.
On 25th April, 1939, a meeting was held in Amko Simco village under the leadership of the independent freedom fighter Nirmal Munda of the Khakti movement in protest against the imposition of tribal land. More than three thousand tribals were gathered from the district.
Empress of the then Gangapur estate, Janki Ratna and British General Marjer soldiers came along. At some distance from the meeting place, he was having a conversation with Nirmal Munda in a tile house, when suddenly standing on the head of the English General Marjor got injured and ordered the firing on the non-residents tribals. The soldiers of the East India Company fired indiscriminately in which 49 people lost their lives and 90 More people were seriously injured. After this the British took all the corpses and put them in the lime kiln of Brahmin Maar. Because of which he did not get any marks.