Gandhi and bhagat singh book
Gandhi and Bhagat Singh by V.N. DattaIn December , Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru , fatally shot a year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore , British India , mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation, for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate. Saunders was felled by a single shot from Rajguru, a marksman. After escaping, Singh and his associates, using pseudonyms, publicly owned to avenging Lajpat Rai's death, putting up prepared posters, which, however, they had altered to show Saunders as their intended target. Surfacing again in April , he and another associate, Batukeshwar Dutt , exploded two improvised bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi. They showered leaflets from the gallery on the legislators below, shouted slogans, and then allowed the authorities to arrest them. Awaiting trial, Singh gained much public sympathy after he joined fellow defendant Jatin Das in a hunger strike , demanding better prison conditions for Indian prisoners, and ending in Das's death from starvation in September Singh was convicted and hanged in March , aged
For some time, Singh had been exploiting the power of drama as a means to inspire the revolt against the British. Under this circumstance judicial mercy from a British Viceroy stood little chance and Gandhi's understanding of law clearly grasped this. All rights reserved. I have always had a positive experience ordering from you for some years past now.
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Gandhi's failure to secure commutation of Bhagat Singh's execution has provided his critics a convenient weapon to attack him. He has been accused of making half-hearted effort and even deception - for the alleged discrepancy between his actual role and his public statements. This paper attempts to establish that while following a consistent approach towards revolutionary violence, Gandhi tried his best to save the lives of Bhagat Singh and his colleagues till the last moment. The paper also discusses Gandhi's strategy to focus on suspension rather than commutation of the death sentence. Gandhi's failure to stop the executions provided a potent weapon in the hands of his opponents who used it to malign him and charged him for disregarding the feelings of the entire nation.