Anniversary of Bhagat Singh and his associates

Anniversary of Bhagat Singh and his associates
Anniversary of Bhagat Singh and his associates

Anniversary of Bhagat Singh and his associates

March 23 is a very important day for Pakistan. On this day, the ‘Resolution of Pakistan’ was presented in Lahore, which was an important milestone for the Tehreek-e-Pakistan, so every year this day is celebrated with great fanfare at the official level.

But nine years earlier, on March 23, 1931, during the British rule in Lahore, three liberal revolutionary youths, Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev, were hanged to death.

All three were charged with the murder of British police officer Saunders and were executed for the same crime. Bhagat Singh and his associates believed in revolution and were associated with left-wing politics.
Bhagat Singh belonged to Lyallpur, today this place is in Pakistan and its name is Faisalabad. At the time of Bhagat Singh’s execution, there was no concept of Pakistan and the subcontinent was one.
After the independence of both the countries, Bhagat Singh is called the great hero of the independence movement in India and the title of ‘Shaheed’ is also used for him.

In Pakistan, Bhagat Singh is not mentioned much in public, but that does not mean that his fans are not here.

(In 2019) on the occasion of his anniversary, the Progressive Student Collective of Lahore also organized a function where the youth came and expressed their views about Bhagat Singh and his associates.

Haider Ali Butt of the Progressive Student Collective told the BBC that it was important to teach today’s youth about Bhagat Singh, about the Bhagat Singh He could not see the oppression, which spoke the truth in front of the powerful.

“If we do not make Bhagat the idol of the youth in today’s context, if we do not convey his messages and ideas to the people, then no one will be able to stop the rapid pace at which this country is heading towards destruction,” he said. ۔ ‘
Values ​​of Bhagat Singh
Speaking to the BBC, historian and FC College assistant professor Dr Ammar Ali Jan said that after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919, there was a general fear throughout the subcontinent, but Bhagat Singh It proves that if there is a real pursuit of freedom within a person, he “does things in which the human body and existence become meaningless and your values ​​move forward.”

He said, “Bhagat Singh kind of brought himself to the gallows and proved that power can never prevail over man. No matter how difficult the situation, alternatives are possible.

Dr. Ammar Ali Jan said that there is a crisis in the subcontinent at present. In India, the enemies of Bhagat Singh’s thinking and values, the ‘fascists’ are in power, while in Pakistan, the strange situation is that we have not yet acknowledged that he is our hero, all because of his name. ‘


When asked if nationalist forces in India also consider Bhagat Singh as their hero and recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also paid homage to Bhagat Singh. So Dr. Ammar said, “It’s another way to kill someone that you ignore his ideas, his struggles and make statues of him or associate them with the ideas of a ruler.” ‘

“The fact is that Bhagat Singh completely rejected fascism in India in the name of religion,” he said. Bhagat Singh was a socialist. He believed in the struggle of the peasants and workers. The current government in India is either a corporate fascist government or it is working for the rich or it is working on religious grounds.
Messages on Twitter
On the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary, users in Pakistan and India used the Twitter platform to express their views on the historical revolutionary figure of the subcontinent.

Syed Irfan Habib, a well-known historian from Delhi, paid homage to Bhagat Singh in his tweet on his death anniversary and said, “Let us remember Bhagat Singh whose thoughts are still important today.”
Messages on Twitter
On the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary, users in Pakistan and India used the Twitter platform to express their views on the historical revolutionary figure of the subcontinent.

Syed Irfan Habib, a well-known historian from Delhi, paid homage to Bhagat Singh in his tweet on his death anniversary and said, “Let us remember Bhagat Singh whose thoughts are still important today.”
Nada Kirmani, a Pakistani social rights activist and associate professor, tweeted that both Nehru and Jinnah supported certain aspects of Bhagat Singh’s revolutionary thinking. Unfortunately, 88 years after his execution, the majority of Pakistanis are unaware of his struggle for humanity and against injustice.
Another Pakistani user, Baul Baloch, wrote that today a real revolutionary was hanged, but the trap could only separate his soul and body. His strong ideas inspire not only Indians but every oppressed class.

Bhagat Singh case, recommendation to form a larger bench

The Lahore High Court has recommended the formation of a larger bench to reopen the execution case of Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought against British imperialism.

The petition for retrial was filed by Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi, president of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation.

Bhagat Singh was hanged in 1931 at Shadman Chowk in Lahore. He was accused of killing a British police officer. He is considered an important symbol of resistance to British occupation in the subcontinent and a hero of the independence movement.

Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi says that Bhagat Singh is a well-known revolutionary leader of the region. He was sentenced to death in a bogus murder case. Bhagat Singh’s name is not in the FIR of the case in Anarkali police station. And only on the black warrant of the registrar of the Lahore High Court.
Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi also said that there were 450 eyewitnesses in the case who were not heard. Therefore, for the accuracy of the date, it is necessary that this case be retried. A bench of five or more judges should be constituted for this purpose.

A two-member divisional bench comprising Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan and Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan heard the case and directed the Lahore High Court to set up a larger bench to reconsider the executions in the historic cases of Bhagat Singh and Ghazi Alumuddin. Sent to Chief Justice

Apart from Pakistan, Bhagat Singh has a large following in India. That is why there is a lot of interest in this issue from lawyers, civil society media and the public in India.

Seven Indian Supreme Court lawyers are keen to come to Lahore to assist Pakistani lawyers in the case, who have also been issued NOCs by the Indian government.

The formal hearing of the case will begin only after the formation of a larger bench. A petition was filed in 2013 to reopen Bhagat Singh’s execution case.

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