On 85th martyrdom anniversary, we share with you the death warrant of the nationalist – Bhagat singh, who along with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev was hanged after he was found guilty of offences under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 121, Section 302 and Section 4 (b) of the Explosive Substances Act. Due to their violation of law, they have not been given the status of a ‘martyr’ in the country’s records.
The warrant was issued in relation to throwing gas-bomb inside the Central Assembly hall in New Delhi on April 8, 1929. Quoting the event, Bhagat Singh said, “To make the deaf hear, a loud noise (like a bomb) is needed.”
Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades was hanged-till-death by Britishers in the Central Jail in Lahore at 7.15 pm on March 23, 1931.
DIFFICULT WORDS AND MEANINGS:
- Martyrdom: The suffering of death by a martyr.
- Warrant: A document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or another body to make an arrest
- Comrades: A colleague or a fellow member of an organization
- Offences :A breach of a law or rule; an illegal act
- Violation: The breach of a law or promise
- Quoting: Repeat or copy out