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Canadian PM Trudeau apologises to Indians for ‘great injustice’

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Published on 20 May 2016 7:50 AM GMT

Canadian PM Trudeau apologises to Indians for ‘great injustice’
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Toronto: Canadian Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau has formally apologised in Parliament for the ‘great injustice’ done to Indians mostly Sikhs in 1914.

Trudeau on Thursday apologised in the House of Commons yesterday for 1914 decision by the then Canadian government to turn away 376 Indian migrants onboard the ship 'Komagata Maru' after their arrival in Vancouver.

"Mr Speaker, today I rise in this House to offer an apology on behalf of the Government of Canada, for our role in the Komagata Maru incident. More than a century ago a great injustice took place," Trudeau said.

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