Englishman Gives Shashi Tharoor A Heartwarming Note After Hearing The Jallianwala Bagh Story

Indian freedom struggle was a painful journey. Many innocent lives were lost and people sacrificed their body, mind and soul to free us from the clutches of the autocratic Britishers. But the most horrifying incident of the many that took place remains the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

No matter which school you went to or which board, you surely have heard the story how British troops opened fire at thousands of people under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. Even today, the thought of it sends shivers down my spine.

When Shashi Tharoor narrated this story at the Auckland Writers Festival, an Englishman came up to him after the book signing and left him a small note. He apologised for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Shashi Tharoor

“I am British born & I am sorry.”

Tharoor shared this heart-warming incident on Twitter and warmed all of our hearts with it.

Shashi Tharoor has been vocal about the atrocities of the Britishers and other pieces from our past. He almost never minces his words and although that gets him trolled sometimes, it never stops him from voicing his opinions.

Twitterverse was touched by the Englishman’s gesture.

1. All of us are.

2. There’s still some hope left.

3. But why do we need it from the current representatives?

4. I’m sure they are.

5. It does, it really does.

It’s true, an apology cannot reverse the pain, nor can it return the lives we’ve lost. But it does make it easier to get through it.

When someone who didn’t know of the evil that took place feels responsible for it simply because the people who did it were their ancestors, we know we have raised some good people. And we can hope for a more peaceful future.

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