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Punjab wants Canada to apologise for Komagata Maru tragedy

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Published on March 27, 2015 with No Comments

On the last day of the Budget session  the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution recommending the Centre to seek apology from the Canadian Government for the Komagata Maru tragedy in which 19 Punjabis were killed at Budge Budge ghat of Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1914. The official resolution on Komagata Maru was mooted after the Canadian and Indian branches of Mohan Singh Foundation, Gadar Memorial Foundation, Punjabi Sahitya Academy and Folklore Research Academy, and Aalmi Virasat Foundation approached Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal and former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. During deliberation, members of the House said while Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had sought a public apology in Surrey in 2008, they wanted an apology to be sought in Canadian Parliament.

Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia appealed to the Treasury as well as Opposition members not to politicise the martyrdom of the 19 Punjabis but raise a united voice so that Canada was forced to apologise, which would be a befitting tribute to them. Nakodar MLA Gurpartap Wadala demanded a memorial to the martyrs, while Bhattal, ministers Tota Singh and Sohan Singh Thandal, and MLA Tarlochan Singh Soondh also supported the resolution.


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