Debate :~ Do NCERT /ICSE justify the means that Bhagat Singh was Terrorist ??..

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[box_warning]Debate :~ Do NCERT  justify the means that Bhagat Singh was Terrorist ??..[/box_warning]

Bhagat Singh was an Indian nationalist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.

[quote]To the altar of this revolution we have  brought our youth as incense’   [/quote]
                           Many nationalists thought that the struggle against the British could not be won through non-violence. In 1928, the Hindustan Socialist  Republican Army (HSRA) was founded at a meeting in Ferozeshah Kotla ground in Delhi. Amongst its leaders were Bhagat Singh, Jatin Das and Ajoy Ghosh. In a series of dramatic actions in different parts of India, the HSRA targeted some of the symbols of British power. In April 1929, Bhagat Singh and Batukeswar  Dutta threw a bomb in the Legislative Assembly. In the same year there was an attempt to blow up the train that Lord Irwin was travelling in. Bhagat Singh was 23 when he was tried and executed by the colonial government. During his trial, Bhagat Singh stated that he did not wish to glorify ‘the cult of the bomb and pistol’ but wanted a revolution in society: ‘Revolution is the inalienable right of mankind.Freedom is the imperceptible birthright of all. The labourer is the real sustainer of society …To the altar of this revolution we have brought our youth as incense, for no sacrifice is too great for so magnificent a cause. We are content. We await the advent of revolution. Inquilab Zindabad!’
In a letter he left behind, he stated:
[box_light]”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 ..[/box_light]

In the 29 March 1931 issue of Young India, Gandhi wrote:

“Bhagat Singh and his two associates have been hanged. The Congress made many attempts to save their lives and the Government entertained many hopes of it, but all has been in a vain.  Bhagat Singh did not wish to live. He refused to apologize, or even file an appeal. Bhagat Singh was not a devotee of non-violence, but he did not subscribe to the religion of violence. He took to violence due to helplessness and to defend his homeland. In his last letter, Bhagat Singh wrote, ” I have been arrested while waging a war. For me there can be no gallows. Put me into the mouth of a cannon and blow me off.” These heroes had conquered the fear of death. Let us bow to them a thousand times for their heroism. But we should not imitate their act. In our land of millions of destitute and crippled people, if we take to the practice of seeking justice through murder, there will be a terrifying situation. Our poor people will become victims of our atrocities. By making a dharma of violence, we shall be reaping the fruit of our own actions. Hence, though we praise the courage of these brave men, we should never countenance their activities. Our dharma is to swallow our anger, abide by the discipline of non-violence and carry out our duty.”

More on case , 

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) book published by Goyal Brothers Prakashan and written by DN Kundra has a chapter — Revival of Terrorism — in [quote]which Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bipin Chandra Pal have been referred to as “militants and extremists”, while Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as “terrorists”. [/quote]

[box_info]The court  declared for these leaders to be called as nationalists and revolutionaries.[/box_info]

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