................Shahid (MARTYR) Bhagat Singh:
Three days before the Karachi Session of the All India Congress, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were executed on March 23, 1931.
Their dead bodies were not handed over to their relatives, but were cremated secretly, and 'ashes' (actually half-burnt bodies) were thrown in the river.
When Gandhi arrived for the session, he was greeted by the youth with black flags and black garlands, as they felt that he had betrayed the cause of Bhagat Singh and his comrades.
(Subhash Chandra Bose, " The Indian Struggle 1920-1942" p. 227. Oxford University Press, 1997.
..................COMMENT ON THE MAIL ABOVE:
............On March 23, 2004, we had four thoughts:
1. The day was JASHN-I-NAUROOZ in Zoroastrian Persia. It was a sacred day in ancient Iran.
2. Patriot Bhagat Singh was hanged in LAHORE. (BANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU SURRENDERED THAT CITY, ORIGINALLY FOUNDED BY LUV, SON OF SRI RAMA, TO MOHAMMEDANS UNCONDITIONALLY!)
3. Had Bhagat Singh known that the "dharti" (Lahore) where he was sacrificing his life, would be given to ISLAM unconditionally by a terrified Hindustan after only 16 years, he would have SPAT in CONTEMPT on India's Holy Father called "Bapu" MK Gandhi.
4. And had WE been an honourable people, we would have FOUGHT in the defence of LAHORE like the HAMAS in Gaza, or better still, like the KHALSA that was produced by Guru Gobind Singh to take on the bully, the tyrant, and any mighty "Mogul" of the day.
Even today we are a nation of one billion "goats" if we all say, "Lahore has nothing to do with India any more," or, "Partition is history now."