This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident. In May 1914, the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship carrying 376 migrants of South Asian origin (including two women and five children) arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. Because of fears of Asian migration and Canada’s racist ‘Continuous Journey’ legislation at the time, the passengers were denied entry to Canada. For two months, the ship was detained off shore without adequate food, water, and other necessary supplies. While the ship was detained, the local South Asian community mobilized to provide food and retained legal counsel to challenge the exclusionary policies of the Immigration department. Even though the Immigration officials did not have a strong legal case to deny access to the migrants, due to political pressure and local anti-immigrant sentiments, the Komagata Maru was forced to turn back to India.