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Bhagat Singh's fight was not against anybody but man-to-man exploitation: Sandhu
Recently, Shaheed Bhagat Singh's grand-nephew Abhitej Singh Sandhu said, 'It's sad that the same system that was being used by the British 66 years ago is still being followed to suppress the voice of citizens. Today's youth must understand that Singh's fight was not against anybody but man-to-man exploitation,' as per a national daily.

Annually, on 23 March, the Shaheedi Mela is observed at the National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala where Bhagat Singh was cremated. In addition, thousands of people visit the Shaheed-e-azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum at Khatkar Kalan, Bhagat Singh’s native village, on Shaheedi Diwas.

Bhagat Singh (1907–1931) was a leading revolutionary of the Indian independence movement, who laid his life for the country. He was influenced by Marxist ideology to become the leader of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in 1928, as per wikipedia.

Together with Batukeshwar Dutt, he threw two bombs and leaflets inside the Britidh Central Legislative Assembly while shouting slogans of Inquilab Zindabad. He was convicted and subsequently hanged at young age of 23. According to Bhagat Singh, “Revolution does not necessarily involve sanguinary strife nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. By ‘Revolution’ we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice, must change.

His revolutionary patriotic legacy inspired the youth in India during his times to begin fighting for Indian independence. Praising Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as national heroes who had conquered the fear of death, Gandhiji had said, "Let us bow to them a thousand times for their heroism." Even in modern India, he continues to be a youth idol for extreme scarifice for the nation. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose also deemed Bhagat Singh as the symbol of the new awakening among the youths in pre-Independence India.

What Bhagat Singh wrote in his diary long ago stands true even today, "Let us declare that the state of war does exist and shall exist so long as the Indian toiling masses and the natural resources are being exploited by a handful of parasites. They may be purely British Capitalist or mixed British and Indian or even purely Indian. They may be carrying on their insidious exploitation through mixed or even on purely Indian bureaucratic apparatus. All these things make no difference.

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