British High Commissioner Jallianwala Bagh Visit: British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis reached Jallianwala Bagh on Wednesday. Ellis described the Jallianwala Bagh massacre as a shameful incident and expressed regret.
British High Commissioner also offered prayers at the Golden Temple along with Deputy High Commissioner Carolyn Rowett. Also paying tribute to the martyrs, Ellis described the massacre on April 13, 1919 as a dark day in the history of Britain and India.
Before leaving, he expressed his sentiments in the Visitor’s Book as: Wrote saying that what happened in Jallianwala Bagh was shameful. What happened was sad. We deeply regret it. This massacre cannot be forgotten.
Jallianwala Bagh massacre that happened on April 13, 1919
This massacre in Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh on April 13 happened in 1919. A detachment led by Colonel Reginald Dyer of the British-Indian Army surrounded the people gathering in support of independent India and fired indiscriminately. According to reports, hundreds of people died in this incident. Many people jumped into the well located in the garden to escape the bullets, but they also died after jumping into the well. There are bullet marks in the garden even after 100 years which tell the story of British rule’s atrocities on Indians.
UK High Commissioner to the question of why the British government has not apologized for this massacre yet Said, ‘‘It is a really important question, but I would just ask you to respect what I came here to do.’’ They said, "It is time to remember those who died 100 years ago and he has come here on behalf of the British Government to express grief.’’