MPs back Sadiq Khan’s call for massacre apology RESPECT: Sadiq Khan pays tribute to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. (Photo by: REUTERS/Stringer)
by RITHIKA SIDDHARTHA BRITAIN’S Sikh MPs have supported London mayor Sadiq Khan, who last week called on the UK government to make a formal apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in which nearly 400 Sikhs were shot dead by British Indian army soldiers. During a visit last Wednesday (6) to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple at Amritsar in Punjab, north India, Khan called the massacre one of the most horrific events in Indian history. Sadiq Khan at the Wagah border ceremony On April 13, 1919, some 50 soldiers began shooting at unarmed civilians who were taking part in…
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