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World remembers Bhagat Singh revolutionary freedom fighter after 90 years of his execution

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The world remembers Bhagat Singh the iconic revolutionary freedom fighter after 90 years of his execution.

On this day, March 23 1931 freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were executed by the British government for their acts of ‘dramatic violence’, and their role in the struggle for independence.

These three hanged in the Lahore Central Jail, now known as Kot Lakhpat Jail in Pakistan today.

Bhagat Singh along with his revolutionary partner Batukeshwar Dutt was arrested n April 8, 1929, for throwing bombs and pamphlets to awaken the British government in the auditorium of the then Central Assembly of British India in present-day New Delhi.

These two men presented themselves to be arrested while shouting the famous slogan: “Inquilab Zindabad“, or “Long live the revolution”.

Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were tried for fatally shooting a British police officer by the name of John Saunders, whom they had mistaken for British police superintendent James Scott, who was the original target.

After being sentenced to death on 14 June, Bhagat Singh was transferred to Mianwali and Batukeshwar Dutt to Lahore Jail.  and as history books say after some time Bhagat Singh was also shifted to Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.

Fawad Chaudhry Federal Minister for Science and Technology took to Twitter paying tribute to Bhagat Singh.

“23rd March is a very special day for Lahore,not only idea of new Nation formalised on this very day but years back before this historic day three great sons of Punjab Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged to death on March 23,1931, #Freedom,” he said.

 

Social media today saw the world recalling the iconic revolutionary hero:

Meanwhile in India, the day saw marking Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary being observed in association with the Farmers’ Protest.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.