रवींद्रनाथ टागोर यांनी जालियनवाला बागेत झालेल्या जुलूम-जबरदस्तीविरुद्ध निषेध म्हणून त्यांनी ब्रिटिश राणीने बहाल केलेली उमरावकी परत केली. त्यावेळी त्यांनी ब्रिटिश राणीला उल्लेखून ३० मे १९१९ रोजी लिहिलेले पत्र. त्यामधून लोकभावनादेखील व्यक्त होते.
30 May 1919
The enormity of the measures taken by the Government in the Punjab for quelling some local disturbances has, with rude shock, revealed to our minds the helplessness of our position as British subjects in India. The disproportionate severity of the punishments inflected upon the unfortunate people and the method of carrying them out, we are convinced, are without parallel in the history of civilized governments, barring some conspicuous exceptions, recent and remote. Considering that such treatment has been meted out to a population, disarmed and resourceless, by a power which has the most terribly efficient orgnisation for destruction of human lives, we must strongly assert that it can claim no political expediency, far less moral justification. The accounts of the insults and sufferings undergone by our brothers in the Punjab have trickled through the gagged silence, reaching every corner of India, and the universal agony of indignation roused in the hearts of our people has been ignored by our rulers – possibly congratulating themselves for imparting what they imagine as salutary lessons. This callousness has been praised by most of the Anglo-Indian papers, which have in some cases gone to the brutal length of making fun of our sufferings, without receiving the last check from the same authority, relentlessly careful in smothering every cry of pain and expression of judgment from the organs representing the sufferers.