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Bhagat Singh remembered on his 83rd death anniversary.

LAHORE -- Hundreds of civil society activists paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter and agitator of British Raaj for his unprecedented efforts to free the people of subcontinent from the suppression of the British Rule at his 83rd death anniversary.

The activists placed Bhagat Singh's portrait at the Shadman Chowk and lit candles around it. They reiterated their demand from the government to name the Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk, the places where Singh was hanged on March 23, 1931, by the then rulers as a punishment for initiating a movement against them.

Speaking at the gathering Founder of Bhagat Singh Foundation Abdullah Malik said that the sacrifice of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh should be remembered and recognize without any religious discrimination. Bhagat Singh is our hero and we will continue to pay him tribute.

He further said that the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court should take notice and ensure that the government's decision of declaring the Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk should be implemented.

Centre for Human Rights Education Director Samson Salamat said that freedom was the ultimate objective of the sacrifice given by Bhagat Singh and we will continue the mission of Singh to ensure that fundamental freedoms of all the citizens are respected without any religious discrimination in the Pakistani society.

Saeeda Diep, Farooq Tariq, Madeeha Gohar, Rabia Bajwa, Amna Malik, Naveed Raphael, Komal Patras, Amjad Saleem Minhas, Khan Asif Khan and many others were present at this occasion.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 24, 2014
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