On Bhagat Singh's death anniversary, his gun to be displayed at BSF museum
The 23rd of March will mark the 86th martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, one of the most revered figures of the anti-colonial movement. On this day, Indians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh who was hanged along with his comrades Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru for revolting against a British colonel are remembered on this day and homages are paid to the freedom fighters for the contribution to the freedom struggle of India.
On March 23, 1931, Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged by the British Raj for their involvement in the killing of John Saunders, who they mistook for British police superintendent, James Scott.
The Border Security Force is also planning to put on display the pistol used by the freedom fighter Singh to kill British officer John Saunders in 1928, at its new arms museum in Indore. At present, the historic semi-automatic 32-bore Colt-make pistol is on display at the old museum of the city-based Central School of Weapon Central School of Weapons and Tactics.
While in Pakistan, the Lahore high court on Tuesday directed to ensure security for those who want to observe martyrdom day of Indian freedom fighters Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23.
Every year, people assemble at Shadman Chowk to raise the demand for naming it after Singh. In 2015, some religious groups had threatened Singh's followers and told them not to observe his martyrdom day.
OneIndia News (With inputs from agencies)