In 2008, B.C. apologized for racial discrimination against these passengers. (Photo: David Eby Facebook Page)
Today is the 109th anniversary of the arrival of the Komagata Maru ship in B.C.
On this occasion, B.C. Premier David Eby has issued a statement.
According to this statement, 109 years ago today, a ship full of 376 Sikh, Hindu and Muslim passengers reached the coast of Vancouver.
All of them came to Canada with the dream of living a big life.
Where they should have been welcomed, Canada's immigration officers did not allow them to disembark.
After 2 months of being stuck on the ship, the Komagata Maru was sent back to Asia.
In 2008, B.C. apologized for racial discrimination against these passengers.
According to B.C. Premier David Eby, many efforts are being made by the government to root out systemic racism so that B.C. can be made an inclusive and welcoming state.
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