One of India's greatest revolutionary freedom fighter, #BhagatSingh, was given the death penalty by British colonists. Though he died at just 24 years of age, his actions inspired India's youth to take up the revolutionary path and fight for the nation's freedom.
Seeking revenge for the death of #LalaLajpatRai, Bhagat Singh had assassinated John Saunders, the British police officer responsible for the lathi charge on the senior freedom fighter. Soon after, Singh and fellow revolutionary, #BatukeshwarDutt, threw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly before offering themselves up for arrest. These were the two charges that were clubbed together by the #BritishRaj as the #LahoreConspiracy. He used the court during his trials as a platform for the propagation of his revolutionary message. During his stay at jail he wrote four books and protested the inhumane conditions of political prisoners in colonial jails.
Upon his assassination on 7 October 1930, his last act of defiance was shouting "Down with British imperialism." #RealHero #Revolutionary #DeColonize
“My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now.”