Lahore, Sep 28 (PTI) Revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s 111th birth anniversary was observed at the Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Friday. Also Read - China Building Makeshift Hospital For Pakistan to Treat Coronavirus Patients
The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation held a ceremony in the Democratic Hall of the high court. Also Read - Coronavirus: In Letter to UNSC, Pakistan Highlights 'Dire Human Rights Situation' in Jammu And Kashmir
Several lawyers gathered to mark Singh’s birth anniversary and paid rich tributes to one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. Also Read - COVID-19: Pakistan Says Situation Under Control as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 1,526
The gathering also passed two resolutions — one seeking an apology from the British Queen to the people of the Indian subcontinent for hanging Singh, and the other, for issuing a commemorative coin and postage stamp in his memory.
Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation chairman Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi said the Pakistan government should include the story of Singh in school curricula and award him the country’s highest civilian award for his gallantry.
Early this month, Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Jamil Khanon, on a petition of the foundation, ordered the Lahore deputy commissioner to decide on the pending matter of renaming the Shadman Chowk roundabout here after Bhagat Singh.
Qureshi said the foundation has also requested the authorities to install Singh’s statue at the place where he was hanged to inspire the people of Pakistan and the world.
Singh, aged 23, was hanged along with his two comrades — Rajguru and Sukhdev — by the British rulers on March 23, 1931 in the erstwhile Lahore Jail, which stood at the spot where the roundabout was later built.
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