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Jallianwala Bagh tragedy shameful scar on British Indian history: May

At the start of May's weekly Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, she fell short of a formal apology sought by a cross-section of Parliament in previous debates

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Theresa May
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May | Photo: Reuters

on Wednesday described the massacre in as a "shameful scar" on British Indian history, as the British Prime Minister marked the 100th anniversary of the tragic incident but she stopped short of a formal apology.

At the start of May's weekly Prime Minister's Questions in the she fell short of a formal apology sought by a cross-section of Parliament in previous debates and reiterated the "regret" already expressed by the

"The tragedy of of 1919 is a shameful scar on British Indian history. As Her Majesty the Queen (Elizabeth II) said before visiting in 1997, it is a distressing example of our past history with India," she said in her statement.

The massacre took place in Jallianwala Bagh in over in April 1919 when troops of the under the command of fired machine guns at a crowd of people holding a pro-independence demonstration. It claimed thousands of lives and injured thousands others.

First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 18:10 IST
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