Bhagat Singh is one of the heroes of Indian history whose name will be remembered forever. On this day in the year 1931, the British Empire got scared of him and hanged him 11 hours ahead of time.
History tells that the hanging which was to be given to Bhagat Singh and his companions on March 24, 1931, was done on March 23 only because of fear. Because the British Empire knew that if Bhagat Singh and his companions were alive, their hold in India would weaken.
Born in the year 1907 in Lyallpur village of Punjab (Pakistan), Bhagat Singh grew up dreaming of independence for his country since childhood. While studying from Lahore National College, he joined the party named Hindustan Republican Association and along with revolutionaries like Bismil, Azad Sukhdev etc. decorated the golden dream of independence of the country. After the Kakori incident, all the old heroes of the party except Chandrashekhar Azad were caught and the party disintegrated.
In such a situation, Bhagat Singh reunited the party and gathered all the revolutionary warriors of the country and gave the party a new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. When the Simon Commission came to India, it was strongly opposed by all the countrymen including the party. The British started beating innocent people there, due to which Lala Lajpat Rai died. In return for this death, Bhagat Singh and his comrades together killed British officer Saunders.
After this incident, his party was declared a terrorist by the British government. Therefore, in order to convey his ideas to the world, he along with fellow Batukeshwar Dutt got himself arrested by throwing a bomb blast in the assembly. After he came to jail, his other companions were also caught.
Seeing the British government’s discrimination towards Indian criminals in jail, he kept a hunger strike there for more than 3 months. Due to which for the first time in history the British government bowed down before an Indian prisoner and fulfilled their demands.
People started feeling that now only Bhagat Singh can get them freedom from the British Empire. Seeing this, the English government felt that the matter was now out of their hands and on March 24, along with Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were also sentenced to death.
When people came to know about this, they along with Bhagat Singh decided to stop the hanging of Rajguru and Sukhdev on 24th. But when the cruel British came to know about this, they hanged all the three warriors 11 hours before the time.
Today these heroes are not among us but their teachings still inspire us to fight against slavery.
He believed that a man can be imprisoned but not his thinking.
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