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Cameron says colonial massacre in India 'shameful'

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British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the site of a colonial-era massacre in India on Wednesday, describing the episode as "deeply shameful" while stopping short of a public apology. 

British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 20, 2013 along with Punjab State Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (second left) and other officials. Cameron visited the site of a colonial-era massacre in India on Wednesday, describing the episode as "deeply shameful" while stopping short of a public apology.

On the last leg of a three-day trip aimed at forging deeper economic ties, Cameron took the bold decision to visit the city of Amritsar and tackle an enduring scar of British rule over the subcontinent, which ended in 1947.

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