Pakistan to exhibit case file, letters and other documents of Bhagat Singh

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Lahore: Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s case file of trail will be put up on display by the Pakistan Government for the first time, among other historical documents here tomorrow.

As per media reports this was decided at a meeting of the Punjab Government top bureaucrats, headed by chief secretary Zahid Saeed, which proclaimed the revolutionary as “hero of both India and Pakistan”.

“The meeting decided that Bhagat Singh was the Independence movement hero of both India and Pakistan. The people of the country have the right to know about his (Singh) and his comrades’ great struggle to get freedom from the British Raj,” said an official of the Punjab Government.

The exhibition will take place at the Anarkali tomb in Lahore which houses the Punjab Archive Department.

The official said letters written by Bhagat Singh from jail to his father and for getting ‘A Class’ after declaring himself and others as political prisoners and books, newspapers, record of the hotels where he and others stayed when underground would also be exhibited.

The application Bhagat Singh had written for facilities carried his signatures.

The case file contents to be displayed tomorrow also include the court’s order convicting him and his associates Rajguru and Sukhdev, black warrants and the jailer’s report confirming their hanging.

The locations where Bhagat Singh and his associates used to stay, including a factory on Ravi Road, a rented house in Gowalmandi, another in Mozang and in Kashmir Building on McLeod Road, admission register of a comrade from the DAV college, books, novels and revolutionary literature which Bhagat Singh would read are also being displayed.

Bhagat Singh was hanged by British rulers on March 23, 1931 at the age of 23 in Lahore, after being tried under charges for hatching a conspiracy against the colonial government. The case was filed against Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for allegedly killing British police officer John P Saunders.

 

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