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Canadian road renamed as Komagata Maru way to honor Indians

The 376 Indians who travelled to Canada from India in 1914 were onboard a Japanese steamship called Komagata Maru.

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A stretch of road in Abbotsford, British Columbia, will be named Komagata Maru Way in honour of the 376 Indians who travelled from India to Canada, on a Japanese steamship of the same name, in 1914 but were turned away.

According to a report by the Surrey-Now Leader, the Abbotsford City Council recently unanimously decided to rename a section of South Fraser Way, which runs from Ware Street to Fairlane Street, as Komagata Maru Way.

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