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Shaheed Udham Singh - Does anyone remember or know him.

"He is a mad man" - said Mahatma Gandhi !

"His act was a senseless deed" - said coward Nehru !

"We condemn his act of terror and apologize and hope we are not punished for it" said a resolution passed by Congress !
2/5- He was Shaheed Udham Singh & his senseless act was that he killed Michael Dwyer. He was the monster who massacred 1526 innocent unarmed peaceful Indians in Jalianwala Bagh in 1919.

Udham Singh was 19 year old volunteer who was serving water to the 20,000 people.
3/5 - gathered in the garden on festival of Baisakhi. They were brutally massacred by Gen Dwyer & Udham Singh was a witness to it.

He wanted to avenge the brutality & get some sense of justice to these martyrs. British GOVT didn’t take any action.
Congress couldn't get British to act on Dwyer. So Dwyer happily retired in UK & lead a peaceful rich life.

Meanwhile, Udham Singh joined Gadhar Party and fought for freedom. He was jailed for 5 years and there he was inspired by death & martyrdom of Bhagat Singh another warrior.
After his release, he escaped from India through Kashmir. He went to Germany & then to London.

He joined as engineer and pursued Dwyer for 6 years. He procured a gun, learned shooting and then found that on 13, March, 1940 Dwyer was speaking in Caxton hall, London.
He hid a gun in a book in which he carved a place for storing it. He sat in front row & pumped two bullets into the heart and lung of Dwyer, who died instantly.

He didn’t escape. He bravely courted arrest.
His words to the judge were :

"I did it because I had a grudge against him. He deserved it. He was the real monster who wanted to crush the spirit of my people, so I have crushed him. For 21 years, I have been trying to seek vengeance. I am happy that I have accomplished that.
I am not scared of death. I am dying for my country. I have seen my people starving in India under the British rule. I have protested against this, it was my duty. What greater honor could be bestowed on me than death for the sake of my motherland?”
He was sentenced to death in the court.
He fasted for 42 days in the jail and was brutally tortured and hanged on July 31, 1940

Meanwhile in India congress condemned his act. Gandhi and Nehru abused him for making British angry.
Nehru & Gandhi forced congress to pass a resolution against killing of Dwyer.

They were very busy those days helping British recruit Indian soldiers for World War - II and they didn’t want Punjab to get upset with British.
This is our great freedom fighting party which condemned killing of a monster like Dwyer who massacred 1526 people in Punjab.

Udham Singh was buried in London and like other freedom fighter's, he was forgotten in India.

No textbooks talk about him. Few people know about him.
I am happy they are making a movie on this patriot and coincidentally it will be released on Gandhi's birthday on Oct 2. His story is a great and inspiring one.

Mayawati named a District in Uttarakhand after him in 1995, perhaps the only good deed she has done in her life.
In 1974 his remains were exhumed and brought to Bharat and he was cremated here.

His ashes are in urn in Jalian Wala Bagh. Pass this message along and let us be PROUD of this Warrior. 🙏🇮🇳🙏
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