"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 !
Udham Singh was 19 year old volunteer who was serving water to the 20,000 people.
He wanted to avenge the brutality & get some sense of justice to these martyrs. British GOVT didn’t take any action.
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.
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 didn’t escape. He bravely courted arrest.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayawati named a District in Uttarakhand after him in 1995, perhaps the only good deed she has done in her life.
His ashes are in urn in Jalian Wala Bagh. Pass this message along and let us be PROUD of this Warrior. 🙏🇮🇳🙏