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British High Commissioner to India 'regrets' Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Says event ‘shameful’, hasn’t been forgotten

British High Commissioner to India 'regrets' Jallianwala Bagh massacre

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis pays homage to the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs in Amritsar. Twitter



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 16

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis termed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre a “shameful event” and expressed “regret” during a visit to the site on Wednesday.

Accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Caroline Rowett, he also paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. Paying homage to the martyrs, Ellis referred to the massacre that took place on April 13, 1919, as a “dark day” in the long and complex history of the UK and India.

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis (center) visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Tribune photo

Before leaving, he penned down his feelings in the visitors’ book, saying: “What happened in Jallianwala Bagh was shameful… We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused. It is not forgotten.” Similarly, Rowett wrote: “I echo the sentiments of the High Commissioner”.

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis prepares langar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Tribune photo

Earlier, the UK diplomats along with their families visited the Golden Temple, where SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami apprised them of the Sikh ‘rehat maryada’ and traditions.

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