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Bhagat Singh’s house and school in Pakistan got 80-million for restoration

Feb 18, 2014 09:09 IST

80-million rupees has been sanctioned for restoration of Bhagat Singh’s ancestral house, school and village on 17 February 2014. The legendary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh ancestral house, school and village are in Faisalabad District of Punjab Province in Pakistan.

In part of development of village of the independence war hero, the plan says that the money will be spent in bringing in clean drinking water, which is not available in the village and to make the drainage system finer that is in bad shape at present.

Apart from this, the Faisalabad District government has also planned to shift Singh's belongings from Faisalabad Museum and Library to his house.

About Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was a freedom fighter of undivided India and was born on 28 September 1907 at Bangay village of Jaranwala Tehsil in Faisalabad (the then Lyallpur) district of the Punjab Province.

He along with two others Rajguru and Sukhdev was hanged by the British government at Shadman Chowk at the age of 23 years on 23 March 1931 following his trial for involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case

In October 2012, the Government of Punjab (Pakistan side) made a decision to rechristen the Fawara Chowk to Bhaghat Singh Chowk but this plan was put on hold following the reports of the idea of renaming has pulled objections from some quarters 

Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist and is considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement

He is often referred as the Shaheed Bhagat Singh in the word Shaheed means martyr

As a teenager, he studied European revolutionary activities and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies. He wrote a book titled Why I am an Atheist: An Autobiographical Discourse

In an another development a UK-based historian described the Indian Freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad as terrorists during his lecture led recently, that sparked a controversy. In his lecture, on the topic Nonviolent Resistance in India during 1915-1947 at Warwick University’s professor David Hardiman said that the Terrorists groups, who predate Mahatma Gandhi were always there alongside Gandhi’s non-violent movement.

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