David Cameron regrets 'shameful' Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Feb 20, 2013, 16:30 PM IST
Amritsar:Almost ninety four years after the tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which left 380 dead and over 1100 wounded, the British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed condolence for the martyrs of the incident.
During his visit to the historical garden on Wednesday, the British Prime Minister termed the incident as a "shameful event in British history."
'Jalianwala Bagh was a deeply shameful event in British history,' Cameron wrote in the visitors book.
Cameron, who is on a visit to India arrived here this morning to pay a visit to the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh.
Cameron was received by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other dignitaries. After paying visit to the Harmandir Sahab, popularly known as Golden Temple, the British Prime Minister visited the historic Jallianwala Bagh, which is located close to the Temple.
Hundreds of people were massacred at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 on the orders of General Dyer during the British Raj. Around 3,000 police personnel from six districts have been deployed along with other forces, as part of tight security arrangements for the British Prime Minister's visit.