It is time for the British Government to finally apologize-London Mayor Sadiq Khan

December 07, 2017 10:55 AM

AMRITSAR: London Mayor Sadiq Khan today paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. He also visited historic Jallianwalla Bagh where he paid tribute to the martyrs who had scarified their lives for the freedom of Indian nation from Brithishers.

At Jallianwalla Bagh, Sadiq Khan talking to media said, “ It is Time for  the British Government to finally apologize”. He said what was happened here in Jallianwalla Bagh one must not forget the tragedy occurred in 1919.

He wrote in the visitor book of Jallianwalla Bagh said, “It was incredibly moving to visit Jallianwallah Bagh. The tragedy in 1919 on the eve of Vaisakhi is one, we must never forget. It is time for the Brithish Government to finally apolgoise. Our thoughts are with all those who died”.
Earlier, today when Khan entered in the premises of the historic Jallianwalla Bagh, looked each nook and corner, especially the historic well where hundreds of people were fell during the stampede when British Government fired indiscriminately in 1919 on the day of Bhasakhi.
Khan almost visited all the sites of Jallianwalla Bagh and paid floral tribute before the memorial of martyrs.
Khan was seen looking carefully the bullets marks in the Jallianwalla Bagh which were fired in 1919 on innocent freedom fighters who were holding peaceful gathering there.
Before coming to Jallianwalla Bagh, Khan paid obeisance at Golden Temple where he visited the LANGAR (Community kitchen) took food while sitting on the floor with crossed legs. Khan washed utensils in the Langar as a part of Sewa. According to the official of Golden Temple management Khan was happy after seeing the unique blissful atmosphere inside the Golden Temple.

Khan was also honored by the SGPC   secretary Roop Singh in the Information Center of the Golden Temple where he wrote his experience in the visitor book as “It is a huge honour to visit the spiritual home to thousands and millions around the world who practice Sikhism. The warmth, hospitality , spirituality are a lesson to us all. Thank you for providing me with memories that will stay with me forever”.

Golden Temple Information officer Jaswinder Singh Jassi said Khan while interacting with official said that Sikhism and Muslim community were having good and deep relations, moreover the foundation of the Golden Temple was kept by one of the Muslim Saint Sai Mia Meer Ji who was loved immensely by both Sikhs and Muslims too.

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