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Freedom fighter vs terrorist

Shaheed-e-Aazm Bhagat Singh's martyrdom day on March 23, 2006 went unnoticed as people were busy with the news relating to office of profit controversy. The English considered him a terrorist and some people say that one man?s terrorist is another's freedom fighter. In my opinion, Shaheed-e-Aazm Bhagat Singh was not a terrorist because he never killed any innocent person.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2006 16:35 IST

Shaheed-e-Aazm Bhagat Singh's martyrdom day on March 23, 2006 went unnoticed as people were busy with the news relating to office of profit controversy. English people considered Bhagat Singh a terrorist and some people say that one man’s terrorist is another's freedom fighter.

These people do not realise the subtle difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.

Therefore, I want to clarify the matter.

In my opinion, Shaheed-e-Aazm Bhagat Singh was not a terrorist because he never killed any innocent person. Only a terrorist kills innocent people. Saunders was killed as he was mistaken for Scott. Moreover, Saunders was part of British imperialists’ police force that was responsible for the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai in a lathi-charge.

Bhagat Singh and his associates wanted to teach a lesson to the British Police. Singh fought his battle for freedom of India. Had he been a terrorist, he could have blown up the whole assembly building with all the British people sitting in it alongwith himself as terrorists do these days. But did he? He just wanted to attract the attention of the world to the misrule of British imperialists and that is why he used a dummy bomb in the assembly building so that no one gets hurt.

First Published: Mar 25, 2006 16:35 IST