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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Read Bhagat Singh's death warrant on his 84th martyrdom anniversary

IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, March 23, 2015 | UPDATED 17:02 IST

On 23rd March 1931, India witnessed the execution of three of its most influential and popular revolutionaries. As we pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on their 84th martyrdom anniversary on Monday, here is a picture of the death warrant of Bhagat Singh, issued to the superintendent of the Central Jail of Lahore, signed by the president of the tribunal.

The image has been doing rounds on the social media.

Bhagat Singh and B K Dutt threw a bomb inside the Central Assembly hall in New Delhi on April 8, 1929 to protest against the British rule in India. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were also tried for shooting and killing British Superintendent of Police Saunders on December 17, 1928, and were awarded the death sentence. Following a hasty trial of the Lahore Conspiracy Case, they were executed by the British a day earlier than the scheduled hanging in the Central Jail at Lahore at 7.15 pm on March 23, 1931.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bhagat-singh-death-warrant-martyrdom-anniversary/1/425237.html [last accessed 09 April 2015]

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