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Sadiq Khan calls on Government to apologise for 1919 atrocity by British troops in India

The Government was urged to formally apologise today for a historic massacre by British soldiers in India that left hund...

 On a visit to the site at Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar, Sadiq Khan called on ministers to make a “full and formal” apology for the 1919 atrocity. 

Although David Cameron visited the Northern Indian town, home to the famous Sikh Golden Temple as Prime Minister in 2013, he stopped short of saying sorry. 

At least 379 Sikhs were killed and many more injured when 50 British army soldiers began shooting into an unarmed gathering of civilians who were protesting oppressive laws enforced in the Punjab by British colonial authorities.