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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Real Heroes from Punjab

Who is  Michael O'Dwyer and who is Reginald Edward Harry Dyer?

Udham Singh who escaped from Punjab police reached kashmir. From there he reached London. On March 13, 1940, Michael O'Dwyer was scheduled to speak at a joint meeting at Caxton Hall. Udham Singh concealed his revolver in a cut-out book, entered the hall and shot O'Dwyer twice. He stood there without trying to flee. On July 31, 1940, Singh was hanged. He did not regret or seek apology. 

Bhaghat sing did not kill anybody. He was involved in the plot to kill. 

When the Simon Commission visited Lahore on 30 October 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai led a silent march in protest against the Commission. Police attempts to disperse the large crowd resulted in violence. The superintendent of police, James A. Scott, ordered the police to lathi charge the protesters and personally assaulted Rai, who was injured and died of a heart attack on 17 November 1928. Seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police, Bhagat Singh was involved in the murder of British police officer John Saunders by mistake. Actually he joined other revolutionaries, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar and Chandrashekhar Azad, in a plot to kill Scott. Acccidently they killed Saunders. 

After killing Saunders, the group escaped to a prearranged place of safety by bicycles. Bhagat Singh and Rajguru left the house early the next morning carrying loaded revolvers. Dressed in western attire and carrying a sleeping child, Singh and Sukhdev passed off as a young couple, while Rajguru carried their luggage as their servant. Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and ordered to be hanged on 24 March 1931.  That schedule was moved forward by 11 hours and he was hanged on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 pm in Lahore jail with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev. Bhagat Singh did not wish to live. He refused to apologise, or even file an appeal. For me there can be no gallows. Put me into the mouth of a cannon and blow me off." He is the real hero who had conquered the fear of death.