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Surrey City Council Renames Street To Commemorate Komagata Maru Victims

Darpan News Desk, 09 Jul, 2019
  • Surrey City Council Renames Street To Commemorate Komagata Maru Victims

SURREY –Surrey City Council has approved the renaming of a Surrey street to commemorate the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident.


At last night’s Regular Council Meeting, Council voted to authorize the installation of commemorative signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street.


"Surrey is a city that embraces diversity and renaming this stretch of road is a reminder that intolerance has no place in our city,” said Mayor Doug McCallum.


“As we celebrate and welcome people from all over the world, we also need to learn from our past to ensure such injustices never happen again."


In addition to the commemorative street name signs, Council also approved the installation of a storyboard at R.A Nicholson Park, explaining the history of the Komagata Maru and a city project to document the history and contributions of the earliest South Asian residents in Surrey.

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