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Shashi Tharoor’s Views On Jallianwala Bagh

“The betrayal, the cruelty, the racism, the indifference to Indian suffering, and the self-justification at the end…” Shashi Tharoor on the magnitude of the Jallianwala Bagh horror… Thanks to ConnectedtoIndia.com for the footage!

26/12/2020 6:57 AM
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  • Vn B.
    05/01/2021 10:40

    Gen Dyer was given all enumerations from.Indian excheqer was considerd as a hero Anyway Udham singji killed him mercilessly in London

  • Debojit P.
    30/12/2020 06:36

    I bounce off whenever this irritating rewind thing takes place

  • Sujatha M.
    29/12/2020 19:50

    Sashi Tharoor has overstated the case against the British as rulers. Especially if you compare them to the Belgians, the Dutch, and others. A book like A Passage to India could have come from no other than the British. We have to be thankful that Subhash Chandra Boses plan failed, and we never got handed over to the munificent Germans and Japanese.

  • Sujatha M.
    29/12/2020 19:43

    Shashi we have a right to be furious about Jallianwala Bagh. It is so pitiful, and such a monstrous revelation of the arrogance and hatred that filled some British minds. I can remember a British family opening a train compartment where my clean family, my parents, sister and I sat, and saying “Oh! Dirty Indians! Let’s not sit here!” But we had plenty of Riteish friends and acquaintances, and coincidentally, my siste’s second marriage was to a British man!

  • Sujatha M.
    29/12/2020 19:36

    I lived till age 13 in the British era, and don’t recall any such cruelties. Only once I saw a white man in some uniform , get furious with a coolie and slap him hard on the face. I was furious. But to be fair, I have watched Indians slap and hit servants or coolies. It all depends on who’s in power!!

  • Narayan R.
    29/12/2020 17:58

    My wounder is how indian solders killed unarmed fellow Indians on the orders of British general.

  • Moeen N.
    29/12/2020 13:45

    Shame on you. Doing worst in Kashmir.

  • Junaita W.
    29/12/2020 13:14

    Racism existed and was extreme from your very Caste.. who treated the other castes very badly. So your community needs to apologise first.. than asking the British to ..

  • Naseem F.
    29/12/2020 12:04

    If anybody hears you speaking they will find it difficult to believe that you killed your wife so brutally.

  • Shyam R.
    28/12/2020 13:14

    Yada karma tada phalam! As you sow shall you reap. I'm quoting Hinduism and Bible here. As you shall do to others others will do it to you. We continue to project discrimination even to this day but want to cry for a Hindu Rashtra? Impossible. That is why Ashoka rose to power, then the muslims invaded. If we don't learn ur lessons the communists will rise to power through invasion.

  • Ann N.
    27/12/2020 19:01

    The only difference with British and without British era in India be like, before British a sect of people ( the untouchables) were tortured by the upper caste people and during British era every Indian irrespective of caste and creed (the Kshatrias to Brahmins to the untouchables) were tortured.Either way Racism existed before n during the Bristish era and lives to this date in 21st century Independent India (we see people being killed for marrying from certain castes in some parts of India). I don't understand why the sudden hype with British racism slyly ignoring the rest of history and present day discrimination. History in a way is to be approached unbiased (given England isnot a threat to us these days atleast not as bad as Modi being a bossy PM). We have already got enough political convos aimed at rekindling hate these days and we have got one more historic issue dusted out and discussed widely, sadly spreading an imbalanced view on racism.

  • Adil M.
    27/12/2020 12:46

    What they did to you, same you are repeating with the kashmiris, even more than that.

  • Ratna M.
    27/12/2020 12:16

    Unfortunately if you leave the past where it belongs then the awareness and the sensitivity will be missed from the present. History is important so future generations can educate themselves and learn lessons from it.. For majority of the British there is no understanding of the colonial past, it’s brutalities at a civilian level and the human rights violations because it’s not included in the british education! It’s time they teach their own what they really did to the Indians and India ..

  • Arif S.
    27/12/2020 11:43

    Yes what British did was unacceptable, can you also point out about bibighar massacre

  • Salil R.
    27/12/2020 09:05

    The weak who ask for justice are trodden upon..neanderthal age we are in..

  • Salil R.
    27/12/2020 09:03

    You were busy fighting against each other and backstabbing like you are doing now..

  • Abhinav S.
    27/12/2020 08:01

    Mooh band kar apna murderer

  • Syed A.
    27/12/2020 06:06

    Thanks Shashi. You are the best.

  • Meena V.
    27/12/2020 06:05

    I agree that colonialism is brushed under the carpet in British schools. I've had to correct many of my British friends who have made insensitive comments not out of malice but ignorance.

  • Shah J.
    27/12/2020 05:37

    Did these incidents not occur prior to creation of India, itself. Perhaps it may be of concern to highlight the ethnic groups involved too.