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Bhagat Singh

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: IE

 Context: The recent serious breach of security in Parliament brought to light the revolutionary activities of Bhagat Singh.

 

Background:

  • Over 94 years ago, on April 8, 1929, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw feeble bombs and pamphlets in Delhi’s Central Assembly (now referred to as the Indian Parliament) to protest against the oppressive British rule.
  • The revolutionary act aimed to expose the ineffectiveness of the Indian Parliament, which lacked autonomy and failed to address nationalist demands.
  • The Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, led by Chandrashekhar Azad, orchestrated the action to “make the deaf hear” and draw attention to the repressive measures imposed by the British government.
  • The well-planned event resulted in Bhagat Singh and Dutt’s arrest, and they were later sentenced to life in prison. Bhagat Singh, ultimately facing charges related to the murder of a British police officer, was hanged in 1931.