Martyrdom Day observed in Lahore; Pak administration recognises Bhagat Singh as revolutionary

Amritsar/Lahore: The 88th anniversary of the martyrdom of three great revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who were hanged at Lahore for working to overthrow the British rule in India, was observed in Lahore on Saturday. Earlier, the Lahore administration issued a letter mentioning Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk, the place where the three young revolutionaries had attained martyrdom on March 23, 1931. Tight security was in place for the event.

The martyrdom day in Pakistan is observed at the initiative of Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation chairman Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi. On some occasions, the fundamentalists in Pakistan have objected to the organisation of the event. But Qureshi has been holding the event annually without break.

Shadman Chowk in Lahore named Bhagat Singh Chowk

For the first time the Lahore district administration has mentioned Shadman Chowk in Lahore as Bhagat Singh Chowk and recognised Bhagat Singh as revolutionary.

Qureshi said, “We have been demanding to put up a statue of Bhagat Singh at this place. Besides we have also been demanding to award him Nishan-e-Hyder. He said the administration has recognised him as martyr, which is a good initiative.