Wednesday, May 23, 2012



 Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver on May 23rd, 1914 with 376 Indians on board and after two months in the Burrard Inlet was forced out on July 23rd 1914 by the racist government of Canada. The South Asian Community is still waiting for a proper apology from the Canadian state.


Sadhu Binning

I often speak
to the grass
the trees
and the river
they never tell me
I wasn't welcome
I've heard the wind
chatting with leaves
not once a note of hatred
the rain and the snow
touch me on my shoulders
as many other friends do
the birds come every morning
and sing outside my window
welcoming me into a new place
a new day
why weren't they consulted
when the decision was made
to send my Komagata Maru away

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