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Naming of circle after Bhagat Singh on hold
Lahore, November 01, 2012
First Published: 00:26 IST(1/11/2012)
Last Updated: 00:27 IST(1/11/2012)

Giving in to the pressure from hardline groups like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and a section of local residents, Pakistani authorities have put on hold a move to rename a roundabout in Lahore after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

The City District Government of Lahore had announced last month that Shadman Chowk would be renamed Bhagat Singh Chowk to acknowledge his revolutionary spirit and his role in the movement against the erstwhile British rulers of the subcontinent.

However, authorities have still not placed the board at the roundabout. “We received a strongly worded letter from the JuD that warned us not to rename Shadman Chowk after a Hindu freedom fighter,” an official of the City District Government told PTI.

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