Amritsar Massacre

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 30th March 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to issue a statement of formal apology for the 1919 Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We recognise how deeply people feel about the events of 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh. The UK Government condemned the incident at the time and former Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement on 10 April 2019 expressing our deep regret. We are committed to ensuring that what took place on 13 April 1919 is never forgotten. It is right that we continue to pay respect to those who lost their lives, remember what happened and learn lessons from the past, while recognising that, today, the UK and India enjoy a flourishing partnership.

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