MARTYR UDHAM SINGH, 31 JULY 1940
Date: 31 Jul 2008
Homage to the brave Son of Punjab, Udham Singh, who was hanged to death on July 31, 1940.
When we remember and honour our countless martyrs, a vital element of realisation always fails us. It is simply this-
Martyrs do deserve our "shardhanjali" but we have martyrs ONLY under two conditons:
1. When the leaders are (damn) FOOLS (like MK Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru who accepted Partition, thus creating a Maryry in Multan, Shaheed Nanak Singh.)(http://www.shaheednanaksingh.com/)
2. When a community is (hopelessly) ENSLAVED (as on 31 July 1940 and again on 6 June 1984.) .
In sheer contrast, let us see the British. Their last martyr was Thomoas Beckett who was killed in 1170.
Since then their WISE leaders and their FREE country have not had a single martyr to celebrate or commemorate.
They would have provided countless martyrs had Adolf Hitler run over this land in 1940 due to foolishness of Sir Winston Churchill.