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Ruckus in Pakistan 92 years after Bhagat Singh’s hanging! Demand to open Lahore High Court case

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Lahore. A Pakistani court on Saturday expressed its objection to the petition to reopen the case of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s conviction in 1931. The petition also requested that Bhagat Singh be honored with the National Award posthumously. Bhagat Singh was hanged along with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23, 1931 after being tried on charges of conspiring against the British rule. In the petition, Qureshi said that Bhagat Singh’s name was not in the murder FIR. The special judges handling Bhagat Singh’s case had sentenced him to death without hearing 450 witnesses in the case.

Freedom fighter soldier Bhagat Singh was initially sentenced to life imprisonment, but was later given death sentence in another “concocted case”. The Lahore High Court on Saturday took exception to the reopening of a case filed nearly a decade ago and the formation of a larger bench to hear the petition seeking quashing of Singh’s conviction following the principles of review. .

The court did not consider the petition worthy of hearing
Chairman of Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation and petitioner lawyer Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi told the news agency, “The Lahore High Court on Saturday objected to the reopening of the Bhagat Singh case and the formation of a larger bench for its speedy hearing.” The court objected that the petition was not hearable by a larger bench.

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What was said about Bhagat Singh in the petition?
Qureshi said that this petition of a committee of senior lawyers has been pending in the High Court for a decade. He said, “Justice Shujaat Ali Khan referred the matter to the Chief Justice for constituting a larger bench in 2013, since then it has been pending.” The petition said that Bhagat Singh fought for the independence of the subcontinent. Fought the battle. It said Singh is respected not only by Sikhs and Hindus but also by Muslims in the subcontinent.

Jinnah had paid tribute to Bhagat Singh in the Central Assembly
The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, paid tribute to Bhagat Singh twice during his speech in the Central Assembly. “This is a matter of national importance and should be decided before a full bench,” Qureshi argued, adding that Singh was not named in the FIR for the murder of British police officer John P. Sanders, for which he was booked. Death sentence was given.

Bhagat Singh sentenced to death without hearing witnesses
About a decade ago, on the orders of the court, Lahore Police had searched the records of Anarkali police station and succeeded in finding the FIR of Sanders’ murder. This FIR, written in Urdu, was lodged at Anarkali police station on December 17, 1928, at 4.30 pm against two ‘unknown gunmen’. Qureshi said that the special judges handling Bhagat Singh’s case sentenced him to death without hearing 450 witnesses in the case. He said that Singh’s lawyers were not even given a chance to cross-examine.


This post originally appeared on hindi.news18.com

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