Cameron regrets Jallianwala Bagh, but doesn't apologise
20 February 2013
David Cameron today became the first serving UK prime minister to pay his respects at the scene of one of the bloodiest massacres in Indian, and British history.
At Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, he described the 1919 massacre as a deeply shameful event in British history.
Cameron laid wreath at the Jallianwala Bagh and wrote in the memorial book of condolence: "This is an act that Winston Churchill rightly described at that time as monstrous. We must never forget what happened here and we must ensure that the UK stands up for the right of peaceful protests."
Cameron also stood in silence for a minute before leaving.
But he did not offer a formal apology and is not expected to, despite some calls for him to do so.
Thousands of people gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in Amritsar on 13 April 1919.