100 years since the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and no sorry yet gb
Mohammed Tarzi/ Seven Billion Today
It is nothing but disgusting that Britain still 100 years later refuses to apologise for the (real name) The Jallianwala Bagh massacre (as it is known HERE in India).British troops opened fire on thousands of un-armed people in 1919, making l IT(in my mind) the worst of the atrocities of colonial rule.According to records, nearly 400 people died, but locals are certain that the death toll is much more likely close to the 1000 mark.In history, British leaders have never issued a formal apology. Whilst they do not deny this unforgettable event occurred, there has always been an absence of a true or sincere apology. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the tragedy “horrific” and that the memory of those killed “inspires us to work even harder to build an India they would be proud of”.
A statement which echos and reflects the purity of truth of the Indian people.Whereas the high commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith, gave a half-hearted, nothing-ness filled speech whilst he laid a wreath at the massacre site on Saturday. “You might want to rewrite history, as the Queen said, but you can’t,” Asquith said (??) “What you can do, as the Queen said, is to learn the lessons of history. I believe strongly we are. There is no question that we will always remember this. We will never forget what happened here.”Talk about unbelievable! The focus of this is more on the British monarchy and her influence, rather than the crimes against humanity that happened only 100 years AGO!