Bhagat Singh Birthday Special: 28 September

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During the freedom struggle, the revolutionary heroes of the country sacrificed their lives in the most difficult circumstances for the country, without caring for themselves and their families. The whole of India has always bowed before the immortal young martyrs of the country for giving freedom to the country. The names of these true patriots of the country were immortal in the mind of every citizen of India, are immortal and will remain immortal. Bhagat Singh’s name is also among these brave sons of Mother India. At the age of just 23, Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life to liberate the country.

Bhagat Singh was a revolutionary and freedom fighter who played an important role in India’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 in Banga, a village in Punjab, which is now in Pakistan. Bhagat Singh joined the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA), a revolutionary organization aimed at overthrowing British rule through armed resistance.

In 1928, Bhagat Singh and his colleagues were involved in protests against the Simon Commission, a British government initiative to discuss constitutional reforms in India. During this protest, Lala Lajpat Rai was injured in police lathicharge and later died.

In retaliation, Bhagat Singh and his associates decided to avenge Lajpat Rai’s death and conspired to kill James A. Scott, the police officer responsible for the lathicharge. However, he accidentally killed another police officer, J.P. Saunders in what became known as the Lahore Conspiracy Case.

On April 8, 1929, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw non-lethal smoke bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi in protest against repressive laws. He was arrested and used the trial as a platform to express his revolutionary ideas and demand better treatment for political prisoners.

Bhagat Singh, along with Rajguru and Sukhdev, J.P. Saunders was sentenced to death for his involvement in the murder. Despite widespread protests and appeals for clemency, he was hanged in Lahore Central Jail on March 23, 1931.

Bhagat Singh’s sacrifice and his commitment to Indian independence continue to inspire generations of Indians. He is remembered for his courage, patriotism and dedication to the ideals of freedom and justice. The life and legacy of Bhagat Singh is celebrated as Martyr’s Day on 23 March every year in his honour.

Why was Bhagat Singh sentenced to death?

During the British rule, Bhagat Singh strongly opposed the British rule and their policies. Bhagat Singh, along with Sukhdev and Rajguru, had thrown a bomb in the Central Assembly to express their protest against the Trade Distributive Bills disregarding public safety. He did not throw this bomb with the intention of hurting any British officer, rather his motive behind throwing the bomb was to express his inner voice of protest against the British rule. No one was injured after the bomb was thrown into the Central Assembly. But despite this, Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and his comrades were sentenced to death and on 23 March 1931, he and his comrades were hanged.

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