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In Amritsar, London Mayor says time for British to apologise for Jallianwala

Amritsar, December 6 : London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is currently on a visit to India, paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar on Wednesday and said it is time for the British government to apologise for the tragedy.
Khan wrote in the visitor’s book at the Jallianwala Bagh that the British government must apologise for the tragedy that took place at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919.
He wrote that it was incredibly moving for him to visit Jallianwala Bagh and one can never forgot the tragedy that took place here.
The mayor also visited the martyrs well at the historical site.
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April13, 1919, when troops of the British-Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh.
The British Government released figures stating 379 dead and 1,200 wounded. Other sources place the number of dead at the well were over 1,000.
He also visited the Golden Temple before crossing over to Lahore.
His visit was part of his first official tour to three Indian cities and three Pakistan cities–Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad–to promote the British capital’s resilience and strengths post-Brexit.

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