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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)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 09.22 AM (IST)

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.

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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.  

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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.

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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)

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