Bhagat Singh hanged on Valentine’s Day – Facts Check

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Bhagat Singh hanged on Feb - 14th Valentine's Day


Most of us know that
14th of February is celebrated as Valentine’s Day.

Do you know that
In the morning of 14.02.1931 at Lahore, the legendary Bhagat Singh,Rajguru & Sukhdev were hanged to their deaths..
We only celebrate valentine day..
Let us pass this message to every 1 we know,to salute and pay respect to their sacrifice also..
Let Us Be An Indian First..!!


This story was widely circulated on Facebook, forums and other social networks, claiming that Bhagat Singh, the Indian freedom fighter was hanged on Valentine’s day, 14.02.1931 at Lahore. The story further appeals to the people that 14th Feb is not just significant as Valentine’s day, the day Bhagat singh was hanged, and we should pay due respect to the Indian legendary freedom fighter as well.

The story however, is a mis-interpretation of Bhagat Singh’s biography. Bhagat Singh was arrested following the consequences of 1929 Assembly bomb throwing incident, Hunger strike and Lahore conspiracy case. Fearing his revolutionary agitation, the then Viceroy Lord Irwin set up a special tribunal called Privy Council to speed up his trail process. An Indian defence committee in Punjab appealed against the Privy Council, which was again dismissed by the  Judge Viscount Dunedin. After the rejection, the then Congress party president Madan Mohan Malviya filed a mercy appeal before Lord Irwin on 14 February 1931, but even that did not work, and Bhagat Singh was hanged on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 pm in Lahore jail along with his fellow freedom fighters Rajguru and Sukhdev.

The story claiming Bhagat Singh was hanged on 14th feb Valentine’s day is therefore a hoax.

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Prashanth Damarla