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India: British PM calls 1919 massacre of Indians by British troops "shameful"


NEW DELHI, (Xinhua): British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday paid homage to the victims of a 1919 killing of civilians by British troops in northwest Indian city of Amritsar.

While visiting the northwest Indian city of Amritsar, Cameron called "shameful" the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of innocent Indians by British troops on April 13, 1919, according to local media reports.

"This was a deeply shameful act in British history. One that Winston Churchill rightly described at that time as monstrous. We must never forget what happened here and we must ensure that the UK stands up for the right of peaceful protests," Cameron wrote in the visitors' book of the memorial of Jalliaanwala Bagh massacre.

British Queen Elizabeth too had visited the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in October 1997 and paid homage to those killed in the massacre of unarmed Indians by British forces led by Brigadier General Reginald Dyer of British colonial regime in India.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

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