Pakistan to exhibit archives of Bhagat Singh case trial

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Lahore, March 25: The Pakistan government will for the first time put on display the case file of the trial of legendary Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh among other historical documents here tomorrow.
This was decided at a meeting of the Punjab government top bureaucrats, headed by chief secretary Zahid Saeed, which proclaimed the revolutionary Singh as “hero of both India and Pakistan”.
“The meeting decided that Bhagat Singh was the Independence movement hero of both India and Pakistan. The people of the country have the right to know about his (Singh) and his comrades’ great struggle to get freedom from the British Raj,” an official of the Punjab government told PTI today.
The exhibition will take place at the Anarkali tomb in Lahore which houses the Punjab Archive Department.
The official said letters written by Singh from jail to his father and for getting ‘A Class’ after declaring himself and others as political prisoners and books, newspapers, record of the hotels where he and others stayed when underground would also be exhibited.
The application Singh had written for facilities carried his signatures.
“The revolutionary significantly did not end each application with the customary ‘yours truly’ or ‘obediently’. Instead he chose the words ‘Yours etc. etc.’ showing his resilience in the face of tyranny,” the official said.
The case file contents to be displayed tomorrow also include the court’s order convicting him and his associates Rajguru and Sukhdev, black warrants and the jailer’s report confirming their hanging. (PTI)