Surrey: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau who visited Surrey to attend 19th annual ‘Mela Gadri Babian Da’ in Surrey on August 3, 2014 said while addressing gathering that if Liberals will come to power then his party will apologize for Komagata Maru tragedy which happened 100 years ago. Trudeau delivered greetings, and promised an apology over the Komagata Maru tragedy on the floor of the House of Commons if Liberal achieves
victory in 2015 general elections.
The event was organised by the Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation.
The leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair said in a statement on Mela Gadri Babian Da, “This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy. This boat, carrying thousands of immigrants from India, was held for two months in the port of Vancouver before being sent back manu militari to South Asia. The NDP has continued to urge Canadian Parliament to offer an official apology for having approved these laws that prevented Indian immigrants from entering the country.”
Conservative leader Gurmant Grewal was also one of the prominent present persons on the occasion.