An apology after 100 years

A century after Colonel Reginald Dyer and his troops opened fire on unarmed protestors at Jallianwala Bagh, the British government has expressed deep regret for the incident. On this day of Baisakhi in 1919, pilgrims and protestors who had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh came under indiscriminate machine gun fire from British troops. With all exits blocked, hundreds fell to the guns and many more were wounded.

Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called it a ‘shameful scar’ in British Indian history.

Is regret expressed 100 years later enough to heal the wounds of a nation? How can the we stop mindless violence in the world? Leave your comments down below…

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