Pakistan to put trial records of Bhagat Singh on public display today


LAHORE: The Government of Pakistan has decided to put the case file from the trial of colonial-era freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on display at an exhibition in Lahore, Gulf News reported.

The decision was taken at a meeting of top bureaucrats chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed, who noted that Singh was a hero for both Pakistan and India.

According to the news outlet, other historical documents are also due to be displayed alongside the Bhagat Singh documents on Monday.

According to Press Trust of India (PTI), an official from the Punjab government spoke about the meeting to the media on Sunday. “The meeting decided that Singh was the independence movement hero of both India and Pakistan,” the official was quoted as saying by PTI.

“The people of the country have the right to know about Singh and his comrades’ great struggle to get freedom from the British Raj,” the official added.

Reports suggested that the tomb of Anarkali, located in Lahore, is going to be the preferred venue for the public exhibition. The tomb also houses the Punjab Archive Department.

PTI reported that the exhibition will put on display important historical documents, which include newspapers, books and hotel records of where Singh and his comrades stayed when they were hiding, as well as letters written by the freedom fighter to his father from jail.


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