The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 82, note 4

4 Gurdit Singh, Komagatamaru, pt. 1, p. 108; World, 21 July 1914; interview with Kartar Singh, 22 June 1977. Gurdit Singh says that some of his countrymen on shore signalled that they would set fire to the whole of Vancouver, if the Komagata Maru men were sacrificed, and that when the officials found out, they changed their tune and began to negotiate. It would be a better story if one could believe that such an extensive fire could be started or if there was some evidence that the officials were aware of the plan.

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 82, note 4

Subject: Bird, J. Edward; Boards of Inquiry; Budge Budge riot, 1914; Conditions on the ship; Confrontations with passengers; Dayal, Har, 1884-1939; Ghadar Party; Hopkinson, William Charles, 1880-1914; Immigration regulations, Canada; Johnson, Charles Gardner, 1857-1926; S. S. Komagata Maru; Kumar, Guran Ditt; Murder of W. C. Hopkinson; S. S. Panama Maru; Rahim, Husain; H. M. C. S. Rainbow; Reid, Malcolm R. J.; Singh, Gurdit, 1858-1954; Stevens, H. H. (Henry Herbert), 1878-1973

Creator: Johnston, Hugh

Publisher: UBC Press

Date: 1995

Display date: Vancouver : UBC Press, 1995, c1989

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