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Balidan diwas 2017: Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, who wanted peace against oppression

Balidan diwas 2017: Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, who wanted peace against oppression
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Sarfroshi ki Tamanna ab hamare Dil mein hai, dekhana hai jor kitana baajue kaatil mein hai, the writer of this song, great revolutionary Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil was hanged by British, on December 19, 1927. Also, their friends Ashfaq Ulla Khan in Faizabad and Roshan Singh in Allahabad were hanged on the same day. To Honour him the event will be organized in that part of the Gorakhpur District Prison where the Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil was hanged and become immortal forever. ‘Balidan’ means ‘Sacrifice’, this is a great word, which is the ideal of devotion and inspiration. After pronouncing this great word, the face of the revolutionaries who shout out their gratitude at the feet of their country comes in front of the eyes of every Indian. Remember that the lines of the song which was sung by him, still shake the young heart and raise the excitement.

Choosing the path of Armed Revolution for India’s independence, these sacrificial heroes become immortal forever. The revolutionary Ramprasad Bismil, who was the founder of the Hindustan Republican Army (HRA), was sentenced to death after trial by the British government with his colleagues Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Roshan Singh and Rajendra Lahiri in connection with Kakori train robbery. It was decided that Bismil would be hanged on December 19. However, on December 17, his partner Rajendra Lahiri was hanged suddenly in the Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda jail before the scheduled time.

This news was reached to the Bismil in Gorakhpur jail, so he decided to write the Biography. Some officers who sympathized with the revolutionaries provided them pan and papers. Bismil completed his 200-page biography within 2 days on December 18. The Biography was further distributed in the Indian youth. The British are plotting to divide the country in the name of religion. This is why the British stopped it from being broadcasted, even until 60 years of independence, this book could not be published in the country.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.

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