London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited Jallianwala Bagh, said Britain must apologise for the tragedy
Khan also visited the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi and interacted with students studying air pollution in Maharaja Agrasain Public School. Photograph: (Twitter)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was on a visit to India, paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar on Wednesday. In the visitor's book kept at the Jallianwala Bagh, Khan wrote that the "British Government must apologise for the tragedy that took place in 1919".
Visiting Jallianwala Bagh was an incredibly moving experience for him, the one that can never be forgotten, he noted. The mayor also visited the 'martyrs well' at the historical site and paid obeisance at the Golden Temple where he ate langar in the community kitchen.
Honour to visit the most sacred place in the world for the Sikh faith - the beautiful Golden Temple here in Amritsar, India. ???? pic.twitter.com/VDuuoo0lwH— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 6, 2017
The mayor held meetings with business leaders and Indian government ministers as a part of his visit to Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar in India. Khan also visited the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi on Tuesday and interacted with students studying air pollution in Maharaja Agrasain Public School. He also met Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed how India and London can build on their longstanding business and cultural ties.
Productive, positive, exciting and engaging - thank you Delhi for a terrific 24 hours. Next stop - Amritsar! ???? pic.twitter.com/XsVyuW072J— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 5, 2017
Khan along with Mayor of Bengaluru, Sampath Raj, yesterday announced that London and Bengaluru will lead a global partnership of up to 20 other world cities on tackling global air pollution.
Constructive meeting in Delhi with Indian Finance Minister @arunjaitley today to discuss how India and London can continue to build on our longstanding business and cultural ties. #LondonIsOpen ???? pic.twitter.com/UVZaYD4zpS— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 5, 2017
He was honoured by the officials of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee. Mr Khan left for Pakistan earlier today for a three-day long official trip.
(With inputs from ANI)