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Canterbury Archbishop apologises for Jallianwala massacre

Canterbury Archbishop apologises for Jallianwala massacre

Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend Justin Welby on Tuesday visited Jallianwala Bagh, the site of British colonial era massacre, and lay face down on the floor mourning the tragedy, saying it was a "deeply humbling" experience and provoked "feelings of profound shame".

In the visitors' book, Welby wrote, "It is deeply humbling and provokes feelings of profound shame to visit this place that witnessed such atrocities hundred years ago."

In the presence of a sizeable gathering inside the Jallianwala Bagh, the Canterbury archbishop, who is on 10-day tour of India, also read out a prayer seeking God's forgiveness for the heinous act.

Asked if he would ask British government to seek apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the archbishop said, "I think I have been very clear about what I feel and that will be broadcast in England."

Again I can't speak to government but I can speak in repentance for the sin committed here".

Source: www.rediff.com
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