Thursday, 27 September 2012 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Mera Rang De Basanti Chola... SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH!!!

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            Shaheed Bhagat Singh!!! A name that still gives goosebumps to the patriotic Indians. The way he fought for us was incredibly inspiring and provoking. It's not a small act to motivate the youths of the same age to die for the nation. But Bhagat Singh had a very different ideology for dragging India towards freedom. He just wanted to throw Britishers away from our Mother land as soon as possible. Initially he loved the way how Gandhi approached towards working against slavery and domination. But later on, when he saw that Non-violence isn't the way how the Britishers would leave the land, he isolated himself from the Non-cooperation movement. He formed his own youth party. And through it, he convinced many young boys to participate in the Freedom struggle. He even gave his life for it. But never complained. His parents were themselves involved in the freedom struggle. Hence, patriotism flew in his blood. He wanted to bring nation to a respective position where it will have its own Republic party. He gave a vision. And at the age when we today are busy surfing Facebook and laughing on some Trolled pictures. Shame on us!!! In our era, A 70+ old man keeps Anshan where none of us go to participate. While Bhagat Singh being a young boy like us left all the fun and fascinations of life for our country. And he is an example even today. 

           Views of Bhagat Singh was totally different from his predecessors. He was portrayed as terrorist by the British but he still being critical of individual terrorism, called for mass mobilization. He gave a very new vision to the revolutionary movement of the Indians. The two views where he totally differed from his predecessors was- He agreed to the logic of atheism and publicly claimed it. Second, he gave a thought and vision to the life of India and Indians post-independence. He gave everyone an idea about what would India do once the freedom is attained. And such qualities of Bhagat Singh made him the only alternative and substitution to Mahatma Gandhi and Indian National Congress, then.

             When Jallianwallah Bagh massacre took place, Bhagat Singh was just 12 years old. He went to the sight and collected soil from the spot just on the second day of the incident. It strengthen his resolution of fighting back the Britishers and giving India the most wanted Freedom. To avoid marriage, Bhagat Singh even ran from his home. He wanted to give all his time to freedom struggle of the country. But later returned home on hearing about his grandmother's illness. I would like to paste some paragraphs that I have in my personal folder regarding the final struggle of Bhagat Singh:

 "In February 1928, a committee from England, called Simon Commission visited India. The purpose of its visit was to decide how much freedom and responsibility could be given to the people of India. But there was no Indian on the committee. This angered Indians and they decided to boycott Simon Commission. While protesting against Simon Commission in Lahore, Lala Lajpat Rai was brutally Lathicharged and later on succumbed to injuries. Bhagat Singh was determined to avenge Lajpat Rai's death by shooting the British official responsible for the killing, Deputy Inspector General Scott. He shot down Assistant Superintendent Saunders instead, mistaking him for Scott. Bhagat Singh had to flee from Lahore to escape death punishment.

Instead of finding the root cause of discontent of Indians, the British government took to more repressive measures. Under the Defense of India Act, it gave more power to the police to arrest persons to stop processions with suspicious movements and actions. The Act brought in the Central Legislative Assembly was defeated by one vote. Even then it was to be passed in the form of an ordinance in the "interest of the public." Bhagat Singh who was in hiding all this while, volunteered to throw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly where the meeting to pass the ordinance was being held. It was a carefully laid out plot, not to cause death or injury but to draw the attention of the government, that the modes of its suppression could no more be tolerated. It was decided that Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt would court arrest after throwing the bomb.

On April 8, 1929 Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall while the Assembly was in session. The bombs did not hurt anyone. After throwing the bombs, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt, deliberately courted arrest by refusing to run away from the scene. During his trial, Bhagat Singh refused to employ any defence counsel. In jail, he went on hunger strike to protest the inhuman treatment of fellow-political prisoners by jail authorities. On October 7, 1930 Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru were awarded death sentence by a special tribunal. Despite great popular pressure and numerous appeals by political leaders of India, Bhagat Singh and his associates were hanged in the early hours of March 23, 1931."

             It's good that we haven't forgotten our hero. We remember him on his birth  and death anniversary every year. That is the least that we can do for what he has done for us. Actually, according to him all of us should play our part for country but we are Legendary Losers. Bhagat Singhs are born once in million years. A SALUTE TO HIM!!! Jai Hind!!!

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   ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU

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