Forgotten hero Udham Singh of pre-independence surgical-strike against British rulers

Kashmir Times. Dated: 3/15/2019 12:17:21 PM

Dear Editor,
Unfortunately successive central governments have done nothing for glorification of real heroes of freedom-struggle while even the present central government continues worshipping a person who was indeed responsible for vetoing deserving Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as first Prime Minister of India instead crowning Jawaharlal Nehru on the responsible post.
No political party remembered the historical day of 13th March when on this date in the year 1940, great patriot Sardar Udham Singh made a surgical strike inside Britain at Caxton Hall in London by shooting down Michael O Dwyer for his sin of infamous Jaliawalan Bagh massacre, even though he knew very well that he would be hanged to death for his heroic deed.
Only present central government can take desired steps to keep memory of pre-independence freedom-fighters like Sardar Udham Singh, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Ashrafulla Khan, Lala Lajpat Rai etc by so many modes including putting their pictures and precise profile on currency notes of different denominations rather than of just one politically-worshipped person.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.

 

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