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Jallianwala Bagh, a shameful act in history: envoy

Remembering the victims:British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith, second from left, pays homage at the memorial .APAP  

British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday termed the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, a hundred years ago, “a shameful act in British-Indian history.”

Mr. Asquith was in Amritsar to pay tribute at the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to mark the centenary of the tragedy.

After paying homage, Mr. Asquith wrote in the visitor’s book, “The events of Jallianwala Bagh 100 years ago today reflect a shameful act in British-Indian history. We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused. I am pleased today that the U.K. and India have and remain committed to developing further a thriving 21st century partnership.”

Later, talking to reporters, Mr. Asquith said, “...what happened 100 years ago was a tragedy.” Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Parliament this week referred to it as a shameful scar in our history.