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Three Gems of Freedom:23 March Martyr Day

May the Imperialism go to hell-Bhagat Singh 

How could we determine, who was a bigger or a lesser patriot amongst those who paid the ultimate sacrilege in the form of their lives for independence? Coincidently few got famous and others were not known. Revolutionary Bhagat Singh found fame by throwing bomb in the central assembly hall on 8th April 1929. 

Courage matching insanity, just consider before throwing bomb in the central assembly hall he had murdered Saunders, Asst. Police Commissioner Lahore. Even then he decided to throw the bomb by himself and as per this plan after throwing the bomb one had to surrender to the police. Irrespective of the penalty for blasting bomb, noose was sure for murdering Saunders. Under these situations Bhagat Singh chose to throw the bomb then the noose and thus immortal patriotic fervor. 

For stopping the bloody revolution in his statement in the court he said, 'revolution does not means an action involving arms but it truly means change in the governance based on cruelty. Farmers, labourers and craftsman living in scarcity and capitalist enjoying excessive indulgence is surely a dangerous situation. And in order to stop that, we have tried to warn you while playing with our lives.' Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged in the evening on 23 March, 1931 and their corpses were not handed over to their relatives but were burnt forcibly and then flown into Sutlej even while burning. Those three, who were hanged on 23 March, 1931 were Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Shivramhari Rajguru. 

One revolutionary named Virendra believed that Sukhdev was the soul behind the revolutionary movement in Punjab from 1928 till 1931. It was his planning on which Revolutionary Party used to work, he used to work silently and was one of those martyrs who were working for the country without expecting anything in return. Sukhdev's nationalist views caught fire with the Marshal Law in 1919 and Jalianwala Bagh Massacre to the extent that he formed secret party by the name of Hindustan Democratic Party and distributed a revolutionary paper with its name. In 1926 he formed another group by the name of 'Naujawan Bharat Sabha' wherein Bhagvati Charan Vohra was also a member. 

Kartar Singh Saraba was hanged for instigating war against the British Government. His martyr day was celebrated in the Bradel Hall in Lahore. The plan to murder was also detailed by Sukhdev as a revenge for the murder of Lala Lajpat Rai who was beaten blue and black while participating in demonstration against Simon Commision in 1928 in Lahore. The plan was actually to kill Police Commisioner Scot but as he was absent on that fateful day when Saunders was killed by Bhagat Singh and Rajguru. Sukhdev also planned the exit for Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and Rajguru from Lahore. 

Sukhdev believed in non violence in revolutionary ideologies. Police somehow came to know that the bomb covers are made and sold at Ghulam Rasool's shop and then from there reached Sukhdev, Jai Gopal and Kishorilal. Sukhdev ate an important paper to safeguard information written on it. Jai Gopal accepted to become an informant on being tortured and on his information many other revolutionaries were also arrested on 15th April 1929. The three gems who were made immortal by being hanged on 23rd March, 1931 included, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

They were for sure gems in their own forms. Bhagat Singh was a Philosopher, Sukhdev was a organiser and Rajguru was a sharp shooter. Rajguru was also awarded with capital punishment for murdering Saunders and he too was hanged with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev. They called for 'May Revolution Live forever' and 'May Imperialism go to hell', a memorial has been made by the bank of Sutlej where on 23rd March every year a huge fair is organised in their remembrance.

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