Pakistan’s Punjab government displayed records of Bhagat Singh’s case file

Vastavam web: Eighty-seven years after Bhagat Singh was hanged for the murder of a British police officer, Pakistan today displayed all records of the legendary freedom fighter’s case file and his comrades, a step appreciated by the civil society and rights activists.Early this week, Pakistan’s Punjab government had displayed some of the records of the case file of Bhagat Singh’s trial, which is called the Lahore Conspiracy Case, at the historic Tomb of Anarkali in Lahore.

“Seeing enormous public response we have decided to extend the exhibition date till coming Sunday. Earlier, we had planned it for only for one day,” he said, adding a total 50 or so documents related to the Lahore Conspiracy case and newspaper clippings has been put on display.Their bodies were cremated and the ashes were thrown in the River Sutlej the same day in extreme secrecy to avoid any public reaction. The world came to know about the hangings through Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s Zamindar newspaper two days later.

The Archives department on Monday displayed request of Bhagat Singh for providing order of court dated August 27, 1930, petition of Bhagat Singh dated May 31, 1929 for interview of his father, petition of Sardar Kishan Singh, father of Bhagat Singh, against the death sentence of his son and the certificate/execution of death of Bhagat Singh in Lahore district jail by the superintendent of jail dated March 23, 1931.Bhagat Singh and his comrades’ petition dated March 5, 1931, in the Court at Buckingham Palace is also on display.

It pleaded “The lords of the committee in obedience to the late King Edward the seventh’s order in council have taken the said humble petition into consideration and having heard counsel in support thereof their lordships do this day agree humbly to report to your majesty as their opinion that the said petition ought to be dismissed.” At the venue, legendary Khan Abdul Karim Khan’s thumri in Raag Jhinjhoti “Piya Bin Chain Na Awat,” which he rendered in 1929, was being played in the background, adding to the historic value of the place and setting a perfect background to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh and his comrades.A good number of teachers and students of the National College of Arts and other institutions visited it today.