Bhagat Singh Row: NewsX speaks to nephew, grand nephew of Bhagat Singh

| Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 08:24
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Bhagat Singh Row, A S Sandhu, Yadvinder Singh

New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, General Secretary Manjit Singh has written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stating that the statue of Bhagat Singh with a hat in the Delhi Assembly hurts the sentiments of the Sikh community and that it should be replaced by the one which establishes his religious identity.

A S Sandhu, Nephew of Bhagat Singh spoke exclusively to NewsX and said, “The hat photo of Bhagat Singh is a known photo. The photo with the turban was of his early age and now that photo has reached to very limited people we should talk about his ideology and the freedom for which he gave his life."

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“This is the first time Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev statue have been set up by an assembly and we should appreciate the effort of the government who tried to give homage to the freedom fighters. This is a shameful pre-poll stunt and a needless controversy created by SGPC,” Sandhu further added.

Yadvinder Singh, the grand nephew of Bhagat Singh also spoke to NewsX and said, “ Bhagat singh does not belong to any particular religion or caste. Bhagat Singh is a freedom fighter and he will remain that whether he is with a turban or with a hat. We need to understand what Bhagat Singh wanted for the country and what were his ideology about the India.”

Earlier, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has sparked a controversy over Bhagat Singh’s statue in Delhi Assembly. The General Secretary of the DSGMC has said that Bhagat Singh was a Sikh but the statue installed at Delhi Assembly has a hat. He has further said that the statue should have had a turban instead of a hat.

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The statue of bhgat singh must have a turban

I my self belong to the sikh community and its not like only once or twice that bhagat singh's example has been given for bravery and motivating the sikh youth in the lectures but his name is taken every now and then in the gurdwars (sikh temple). There is major percentage of sikh martyrs who sacrificed there lives for the country which is on record and has not been publicised much. A member from KIN bhgat singh Yadvinder Singh said that it is FALSE that Bhagat singh was having full grown hair at the time he was hang to death . It is so shameful that a person who is representing a community of bhgat singh himself doesn't knows about the facts of his life. People are saying that bhagat singh's picture with turban is not that famous but the one with with the hat is more because he use to wear it in his early days i would like to tell those people that bhgat singh was hang to death by the age of 24years. After cutting his hair for changing his look for a particular mission if he would have stopped growing and continued cutting his hair then it would have been a different scenario. Bhagat singh does represent sikhs and was and will remain a very important part of the sikh community.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh ROW

The Media and politicians in India have always belittled the role played by Sikhs in the freedom struggle. There is enough evidence that Shaheed Bhagat Singh had grown his hair and beard while in prison clearly showing his love for Sikhi. Nehrus dynasty's record of hatred for Sikhs was one of the reasons that Sh Bhagat Singh's and Sh Udham Singh's contribution was not only ignored but they were described as terrorists.

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