The British government has no intention to tender formal apology for their colonial crimes in India

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Left:. Gen.  Reginald Dyer right: Governor  Michael O' Dwyer (

Above  image: These two unscrupulous men were responsible for Jallianwala Bagh massacre 13 April 1919. Governor of Punjab Michel O' Dwyer was the one who consented with the shooting orders. It was executed by Reginald Dyer, a mad cap in the British army............ 

That since the  massacre at Jallianwala  Bagh  in Amritsar, Punjab during the Baisakhi festival on April 13, 1919,  102 years have gone by and, as of today, neither the British government nor the Royal English Family has come up up with a formal apology is highly deplorable and it sheds the limelight on the arrogance and supremacy of the colonial England. As long as the English government refrains from tendering formal apology, so long, the  blot will stay on the English society  and its racial superiority  and scant respect for other racial groups. The English society, particularly those on the higher strata has not changed  with the passage of time and the loss of the empire. 

The troops of the British Indian Army under the command of mad man  Brig. Gen Reginald Dyer opened fire  without prior warning at a crowd of people holding a pro-independence demonstration on the Punjabi festival day. Before firing orders Dyer  (obviously with consent from Punjab Gov. Michel O' Dwyer)  had the gates in the bagh except one cleverly closed and the purpose was to focus more attention on the thickest  crowd fleeing the gate once the firing started.  This would leave scores of people dead.

As part of 100th year  anniversary of the British colonial era's despicable and  nauseating  massacre  well-known people of Indian origin like  Lord Raj Loomba and Lord Meghnad Desai  joined  the  fellow members of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Committee (JBCCC) conducted a series of events and exhibitions in the UK to highlight one of the colonial atrocities. This bagh massacre shook the entire conscience of the world  and  countless western nations  condemned the horrendous   crime committed on the soil of India.  The  major centenary   event held at the House of Lords complex in London focused on  the the UK government reluctance  to tender a formal apology  for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. England  has continued to take a firm stand  and is not in a mood to apologize  their  past grievous atrocities  committed during their oppressive misrule in India.

After the Vellore mutiny (10 July 1806) and later the great rebellion of 1857 in which thousands of Indian natives were killed, "The Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, stands out as a very tragic event in the early part of the 20th century. Dyer was yet  another British man that  adorned the rogue's gallery after  John Nicholson, a sadistic bully, Herbert Edwardes, James Abbott, Reynell Taylor and the Lawrence brothers (Henry and John).  Henry Lawrence was known to have humiliated Indian traders  These people were celebrated heroes in England in the past era  and their  deeds and deaths are  well  accounted  in memoirs, biographies, statues and memorials, both in India and at home.

Amritsar massacre, Punjab.

Richard Attenborough's  Oscar winning  epic movie  'Gandhi', (1982)   clearly reenacted the the fateful day at Amritsar in 1919. Unofficial estimates put the death toll into thousands,  and countless deaths occurred due to lack of medical aid or ambulance services. As a matter of fact medical aid was denied to the dying victims.   The massacre appeared to be premeditated  and some historians suspect this tragedy had occurred with the prior knowledge of the Raj. 

What  further provoked the already angered Indian nationalists  wasthe munificence of  Morning Post newspaper, a conservative pro-Imperialistic newspaper, which later merged with the Daily Telegraph. To raise funds for the hero of Jallianwala Bagh, the celebrated news paper made an appeal for generous donation  from the public, eventually they received enough funds. Gen. Dyer  was given warm reception on his return to England, where he was received like a victorious war  hero and awarded a purse of £26,000.00 (approximately £1,000,000 in terms of 2013 PPP) for his patriotic service to the nation. A Thirteen Women Committee was specially constituted to present "the Saviour of the Punjab with the sword of honor and a purse. "The English ladies  appreciated Gen. Dyer for saving the modesty of a solitary British nun from the rampaging Indians. The news of the crime was received very differently among Indians. Some of the leaders like Gandhi and Nehru were just appalled at giving cash reward to a notorious British General who made a derogatory "crawling order" on the 11th of April, 1919 to  subdue the demonstrating crowd prior to the premeditated massacre at Amritsar.  This incident  became a turning point in India and there was a nation-wide demand for India's freedom from Britain.  

Now, India is one of the largest economies in the world and a force to reckon with and the British  till 1947  not only  looted India for more than two centuries but also left country   divided into two nations with little money in the treasury.  The population was poor and emaciated.

The commemorative event held in England  included a screening of a short clip from Richard Attenborough's 1982 epic 'Gandhi', re-enacting the fateful day. Unofficial estimates put the death toll of the massacre  into thousands, with the incident being described as a turning point in the Indian national movement.

"The pain remains etched  not only in the memory of Punjabi people but also across India. The colonial misrule every inch and every Indian. Yet another major event in the early 1940s was the great Bengal famine that had left  more than 10 million deaths. It was orchestrated by none other than the famous Indian baiter and racist Winston Churchill who had the audacity to have insulted Gandhiji. He asked: Has Gandhi not yet died?.   

 Former  British Prime Minister Theresa May had expressed deep regret over the tragedy in a statement in the House of Commons to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, which she described as a "shameful scar" on British Indian history. However, the government has been criticized for not going far enough to make a formal apology, with the Opposition Labour Party demanding a "full, clear and unequivocal apology".

As part of the 100thanniversary  British Indian journalist Sathnam Sanghera also added to the widespread calls for an apology as part of a critically-acclaimed documentary, The Massacre that Shook the Empire', aired in the UK on Saturday night.

Atonement of colonial sins and reparation will go a long way and put England on a  higher pedestal  and that it is not forthcoming from them is   unfortunate and show the  sinned  British under the bad light.