Shaheed Diwas 2022:
India remembers Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev on Martyr's Day
It was on March 23, 1931, when these three were hanged to death in the Lahore Central Jail in British India (now Pakistan) by Britishers
March 23 every year is observed as
to mark the death anniversary of Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar
To avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, Singh and his associates plotted the assassination of
, who had ordered the lathi-charge that fatally injured Rai
Singh had publicly declared to execute Scott. However, the trio mistook British police officer John Saunders for Scott and allegedly fatally shot him
Following the shootout, Singh continued his freedom struggle. Meanwhile, the Britishers charged the three freedom fighters for Saunders' killing
Later, in 1929, Bhagat Singh and his associates dropped two bombs at the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi
They allowed themselves to be arrested, while shouting the famous freedom struggle slogan, "
Inquilab Zindabad", or "Long live the revolution"
After long arrest and torture, on March 23, 1931, they were hanged to death in the Lahore Central Jail in British India (now Pakistan) by Britishers