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Book mentioning Bhagat Singh as "Revolutionary Terrorist" raises question over historians and govt
Calling Shaheed Bhagat Singh as 'revolutionary terrorist' in Chapter 20 of a book titled 'Bharat Ka Swatantrata Sangharsh" - India's Struggle for Independence - has raised question on the work of historians including Bipin Chandra and Mridula Mukherjee.
Speaking to this citizen journalist over phone, Yadwinder Singh, a great grand children in Bhagat Singh's family, said, "there were number of revolutionaries in the independence movement of India and mentioning Bhagat Singh as 'revolutionary terrorist' after more than six decades of independence has raised questions over the historians without going into the facts of the interest group at that time."

Yadwinder Singh sent the photo shots of the title, certain pages of the book on WhatsApp wherein the 'terrorist' word has been used number of times.

He pointed out that there were number of revolutionaries in independence movement of India including Mahatma Gandhi, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Lala Lajpat Rai and so on, who too were part of India's freedom movement then as to why Bhagat Singh is being referred to as a revolutionary terrorists in the books, who laid down their lives for the freedom of the country.

He further said that it was very unfortunate that using such words for revolutionaries is an attempt to stir controversy.

Yadwinder Singh said, "the government must take appropriate action to withdraw the book from Delhi University and declare Bhagat Singh and his associates -Sukhdev and Rajguru - as martyr who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India."

He too is referring the matter to the Ministry of Human Resources to intervene in the matter, to avoid any further hullaballoo on the issue.

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