Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Portal Welby pays tribute to the martyrs at the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs memorial in Amritsar on September 10, 2019. / AFP / NARINDER NANU
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Britain has never apologized for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India but the head of the Church of England prostrated himself to say sorry in a personal capacity and "in the name of Christ".British troops fired on thousands of unarmed men, women and children in Amritsar on April 13, 1919, killing 379 people according to colonial-era records. The event 100 years ago marked a nadir in Britain's occupation of India, and served to boost Indian nationalism and harden support for independence.In 1997 Britain's queen laid a wreath at a site during a tour of India.
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