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Handed over by BSF Commandant rare documents on freedom fighter Sukhdev to be kept in Hussainiwala museum
Dr. Y.P. Singh, BSF Commandant, handed over number of rare documents relating to martyr Sukhdev Thapar collected during his research work to R.K. Thapa, DIG BSF, Ferozepur, at the closing of the 'Retreat Ceremony' at the Indo-Pak border Hussainiwala.

Added here, Sukhdev Thapar (15 May 1903 - 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary born in Ludhiana, Punjab. He was hanged with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru and their bodies were cremated at Hussainiwala.

Sukhdev is best remembered for his involvement in the Lahore Conspiracy Case of 18 December 1928 and its aftermath. He was an accomplice of Bhagat Singh and Shivram Rajguru, whose conspiracy led to the assassination of DSP J.P. Saunders in 1928 in response to the violent death of Lala Lajpat Rai. After the Central Assembly Hall bombings in New Delhi on 8 April 1929, the conspirators were arrested and convicted of their crime.

Speaking on the occasion, R.K. Thapa, DIG, BSF Ferozepur said, "I congratulate Dr. Y.P. Singh, Commandant, BSF Khemkaran, for presenting number of rare documents relating to Sukhdev martyr - an associate of Shaheed Bhagat Singh number of letters - open letter to Mahatama Gandhi, Delhi Assembly Bomb episode photostat of proceeding book page 119, some extracts relating to Sukhdev a revolutionary, a note published in Urdu - Bhagat Singh in the eyes of Sukhdev - for placing them at the museum at Hussainiwala."

Dr. Y.P. Singh while talking to media persons said that these are the rare documents collected during his college time for the research work on Sukhdev - a martyr - who sacrificed his life for the freedom of India. He said these documents were part of his thesis.

He said, these rare documents may not be confined to papers only and the same should be properly displayed in the newly constructed museum at Hussainiwala - which is a place of Martyrs' Memorial of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

"Since number of people come at Hussainiwala to witness the Retreat Ceremony and pay tributes to the martyrs, I have gifted all these documents in mounted shape for display at the museum so that visitors could go through it to know the passion of freedom fighters of those time who brought freedom to India," said Dr. Y.P. Singh.

In reply to a query, he said, number of documents is collected during the research work and certain letters were also handed over to me by the younger brother of Sukhdev. Some documents have also been kept in the National Museum also. In all these letters addressed to his uncle, anonymous persons speak about the ideology of his revolutionary movement.

In reply to another query, Dr. Y.P. Singh said, "yes, these documents were a part of my research work on Sukhdev which I had chosen, as there is a lot of research work on Shaheed Bhagat Singh."

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