Bhagat Singh Hanged on Valentine Day – Fact 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..!!

Fact Check:

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

The story however, is a mis-interpretation of Bhagat Singh’s biography. Arrest of Bhagat Singh is a consequence 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 raised an appeal against the Privy Council. Judge Viscount Dunedin dismissed it. After the rejection, the then Congress party president Madan Mohan Malviya filed a mercy appeal before Lord Irwin on 14 February 1931. However, it did not work and Bhagat Singh put to hanging on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 pm in Lahore jail along with his fellow freedom fighters Rajguru and Sukhdev.

So, the story about Bhagat Singh hang on 14th February Valentine’s day is a hoax.

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