23 March : Dreams were hanged but not killed

Today is not a good day in the history, but it is a remarkable day. Today dreams of independence were hanged but they could not be killed. With the three hangings, the longing for independence escalated.

I emphasise that I am full of ambition and hope and of full charm of life. But I can renounce all at the time of need and that is the real sacrifice.
– Bhagat Singh 
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That’s what Bhagat Singh actually did at the age of 24.
Today in 1931 at 7.30 pm Shaheed-e-azam was hanged with Shivaram guru and Sukhdev for the killing of a deputy superintendent of police. The three were charged with attempt to murder and sentenced to 14 years life in 1929. Later life sentence was converted to death sentence. They were supposed to be hanged on 24th March 1931, but the schedule was moved forward by 11 hours.

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He used the phrase ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ for the first time in 1921 when Bhagat Singh shouted it after bombing the Central Assembly in Delhi.
Inquilab Zindabad is a phrase which translates to “Long Live the Revolution”. 
Inquilab is an Urdu word, it means “revolution”in English, while in Hindi it’s called as “kraanti.”
The famous slogan was given by Hasrat Mohani, an Indian Activist and Urdu Poet.

#Hindi 
वैसे तो किसी बुरे दिन को याद नहीं करना चाहिए, लेकिन जब वो बुरा दिन देश के लिए जज्बा पैदा करने वाला हो तो उसे ज़रूर याद करना चाहिए। आज देश अपने अमर शहीदों को याद करते हुए शहीदी दिवस मना रहा है। भारत की आज़ादी की लड़ाई के दौरान ब्रिटिश अधिकारी जॉन सॉन्डर्स की हत्या का आरोप लगाते हुए 1931 में आज अंग्रेज़ों ने शहीद भगत सिंह, राजगुरू और सुखदेव को फांसी दी गई थी। अंग्रेज़ों ने कोर्ट की तरफ से जारी फांसी की तारीख यानी 24 मार्च को ना मानते हुए, 11 घंटे पहले ही लाहौर की जेल में इन तीनों को फांसी दे दी थी। बेहद कम उम्र में देश के लिए अपनी जान देने वाले इन अमर शहीदों को आज हम सलाम करते हैं।