BRITISH PM DAVID CAMERON lays wreaths at Jallianwala Bagh

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British Prime Minister David Cameron at the memorial of Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar on Wednesday.

 

Amritsar, February 20, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the memorial of Jallianwala Bagh here on Wednesday.

He laid wreaths at the memorial.

As a mark of respect to the victims, he bowed his head at the time of laying wreaths.

British troops had opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters at this place way back in 1919 and this memorial has been built in the memory of these innocent victims.

According to information, in the visitors' book, Cameron wrote: "This was a deeply shameful event in British history and one that Winston Churchill rightly declared at the time as 'monstrous'. We must never forget what happened here. And in remembering we must ensure that the United Kingdom stands up for the right of peaceful protest around the world."

Cameron also visited Sri Harmandir Sahib where he was honoured by the SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. Punjab chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal was also present on the occasion.

Cameron also visited community kitchen of Sri Harmandir Sahib.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013