Shaheed Diwas: 23rd March

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Shaheed Diwas: 23rd March

  • Also known as Martyrs’ Day, honours the valour and commitment of those who sacrificed their lives for the country. 
  • On this day, freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death by the British rulers of India in 1931.
  • The three young revolutionaries were arrested on various charges, including the murder of British police officer John Saunders in 1928. But they didn’t want to kill John Saunders. 
  • Their target was Superintendent of Police James Scott, who had ordered his men to lathi-charge protesters leading to the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

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