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2014-05-06 20:20:37

OTTAWA, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - One hundred years ago, on May 23, 1914, the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship, arrived in Vancouver's Burrard Inlet with 376 passengers, all British subjects, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, India. Under the era's exclusionary immigration policies, the passengers were denied entry, and the ship was forced to return to India. In connection with Asian Heritage Month, Canada Post has issued a new stamp marking the centennial of this event, while also recognizing...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal conspirator against the...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta with Akshay Kumar announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal...


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