Some people never learn, you see. Years may go by since you meet certain people and when you meet them an eternity later, literally nothing would have changed. How sad must it be to exist like a live fossil, isn't it?
We feel bad for most Brits and their political honchos in that way. Literally a century has passed since the heinous Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was carried out by the British colonizers in April 1919, and let alone an apology, not even an official acknowledgement of Britain's role in the incident has come by in so many years.
However, the latest low in this regard lies in the UK Labour Party's manifesto for the upcoming December elections. In an obvious play of vote bank politics, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn released the party's manifesto and in it, the Party promises to offer “formal apology” on behalf of the government for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre if, get this, they are brought to power in the elections.
Corbyn also stated that his party would also initiate a “public review” into the UK's role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar.
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Earlier this year, Former Britsh PM Theresa May had only expressed 'deep regrets' over the incident, though a formal apology is yet to be made by Britain even 100 years after the massacre was carried out under their aegis.
Are these people serious? Do they take Indians to be so passive (and might we add, mindless) towards how casually this matter of grave importance is being thrown at their face? How much worse can politics get, and how much lower will politicians stoop in order to bag votes at the cost of deep public sentiments and trauma which haunts a section of our society to this day?
We really hope Indians all over the world see right through this, and call out the Labour Party on their insensitivity.