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Komagata Maru, 75th anniversary

Komagata Maru

75th anniversary

On May 23, 1914, 376 British subjects (12 Hindus, 23 Muslims, and 340 Sikhs) of Indian origin arrived in Vancouver Harbour aboard the Komagata Maru, seeking to enter Canada. 352 passengers were denied entry and forced to depart on July 23, 1914. This plaque commemorates the 75th anniversary of that unfortunate incident of racial discrimination and reminds Canadians of our commitment to an open society in which mutual respect and understanding are honoured, differences are respected and traditions are cherished.


More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komagata_Maru_incident



Attribution: Jennie Eggleston (http://www.instagram.com/jeggle

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