Arshinagar – Komagata Maru Memorial

Arshinagar – Komagata Maru Memorial

In 1914, the Sikh nationalist Gurdith Singh was arrested in his Japanese ship Komagata Maru for protesting against the Exclusion Laws in Canada in nearby Budge Budge. Unfortunately, 20 nationalists fell to the British police firing and many were kept under house arrest in the nearby villages. Often termed as the Budge Budge Riot, a memorial still stands on the banks of the Hooghly River remembering this massacre.