British should apologise for Jallianwala in Centenary year: LoP Cheema

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Chandigarh, January 27: On the Centenary of Saka Jallianwala Bagh, the Aam Aadmi Party has demanded an apology from the British government for the acts of its own government. The Leader of the Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema has written a letter to Speaker Rana KP Singh to present a special proposal to the House in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha session in this regard.

Writes to Speaker to bring a special resolution in the Vidhan Sabha session

In a press statement issued by AAP, Harpal Singh Cheema said the centenary year of Saka Jallianvala Bagh will commence on April 13. In view of the unprecedented contribution of Punjabis against the British rule, the centennial year holds special significance for the whole country, including Punjabis. Therefore, the Punjab government should celebrate this centennial year dedicated to martyrs with special preparations.

Referring to a letter written to the Speaker of Vidhan sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema said 100 years ago the British government had martyred more than 1,000 unarmed freedom fighter gathered at Jallianwala Bagh but till today the British government has not apologized for the massacre. While Canada’s Parliament has apologized for their action and injustice to the Komagata Maru.

Cheema said the Resolution passed in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be sent to the UK government through the Government of India.

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