British Prime Minister David Cameron is on a three-day visit to India to improve trade ties between the two countries. The Prime Minister also described the Jallianwala Bagh massacre as a deeply shameful event. Cameron added that it was the most shameful event in British history.
Cameroon became the first British Prime Minister to express regret about the British Empire’s bloodiest episodes in India. Cameron fell short of an apology, but said that the event was a stain on British history was regretted by the democratically elected government of the UK.
Cameron, at the massacre site wrote, “This was a deeply shameful event in British history – one that Winston Churchill rightly described at that time as monstrous”. The note further added that it must never be forgotten and also underlined the word ‘never’.
The note added, “And in remembering we must ensure that the UK stands up for the right of peaceful protest around the world”. The gesture from the British PM came on the third day of his visit to India which was aimed to improve trade and investment opportunities between the two countries. Just minutes before he wrote the note, the British Prime Minister spoke about how people in the UK considered the massacre to be a terrible act.