What was Kamagatamaru?

(A) A political party based in Taiwan
(B) Peasant Communist leader of China
(C) A naval ship of Voyage to Canada.
(D) A Chinese village where Mao Tse lung began his long march.

Correct Answer : A naval ship of Voyage to Canada.
Question Asked : IAS (Pre) 2005
Explanation : The Kamagatamaru was a Japanese steamliner chartered by an affluent Punjabi businessman, Gurdip Singh to bring Indian immigrants to Canada. The ship departed in 1914, taking 376 Indians for Canada’s Vancouver port, but the Canadian police refused their entry in Canada. A Shore Committee was constituted to protect the rights of Indian travellers under the leadership of Hussain Rahim, Balwant Singh, and Sohan Lal Pathak. Indian, Bhagwan Singh, Barkatullah, Ramchand and Sohan Singh also carried out a movement in favour of Indian emigrants. When Kamagatamaru reached Budge Budge port at Calcutta, a clash occurred between angered passengers and British Police. In firing by the Police, 18 of the passenger were killed, and 202 passengers were sent to Jail.
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