Lahore’s Shadman Chowk To Be Renamed After Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh? Punjab Govt Seeks Time

Lahore’s Shadman Chowk To Be Renamed After Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh? Punjab Govt Seeks Time

In a 2018 order, the Lahore Excessive Court docket had requested the Punjab authorities to rename the Shadman Chowk in Lahore after Bhagat Singh, the place the place he was hanged by the British, 93 years in the past.

Pakistan: Lahore's Shadman Chowk To Be Renamed After Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh? Punjab Govt Seeks Time
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The Punjab authorities in Pakistan Friday requested the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) for extra time on the matter of renaming the Shadman Chowk after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The LHC was listening to a plea filed by the Bhagat Singh Memorial Basis Pakistan in search of contempt proceedings in opposition to three prime officers of the provincial and district governments for not complying with the court docket’s order about naming the Shadman Chowk after Bhagat Singh.

Through the listening to, Assistant Advocate Basic of the Punjab authorities Imran Khan argued that the Punjab authorities ought to be given extra time for the issuance of a notification to call Shadman Chowk after the liberty fighter.

The petitioner’s counsel, advocate Khalid Zama Kakar, argued that lots of delay had already been made within the matter. The court docket accepted the request of the federal government legislation officer and adjourned the listening to until June 7.

Notably, in a 2018 order, the LHC had requested the Punjab authorities to rename the Shadman Chowk in Lahore after Bhagat Singh, the place the place he was hanged by the British, 93 years in the past. The provincial and district governments dedicated contempt by intentionally not complying with the LHC’s order to vary the chowk’s identify in 2018, the petitioner argued.

Bhagat Singh, who fought for the independence of the subcontinent, was hanged by British rulers on March 23, 1931, together with Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar after being tried underneath expenses of hatching a conspiracy in opposition to the British regime.

Bhagat Singh, who’s revered within the Indian subcontinent by folks of each religion, together with Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims, was initially jailed for all times however later awarded the loss of life sentence in one other “fabricated case”.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, had reportedly paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, twice, throughout his speech within the central meeting. Jinnah reportedly stated there had by no means been a braver man within the subcontinent than Bhagat Singh.

In a press release, Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi, Chairman of Bhagat Singh Memorial Basis Pakistan, showered tributes on the long-lasting freedom fighter, asserting that Singh and his comrades sacrificed their lives for the liberty of the subcontinent and his character is an inspiration to the folks of Pakistan and the world.

“It will likely be within the curiosity of justice to call Shadman Chowk after Bhagat Singh and likewise set up his statue on the sq. to encourage the folks of Pakistan and the world,” he stated, including that in neighbouring India, there have been many roads and thoroughfares named after Muslim rulers akin to Akbar Street, Shahjahan Street and Bahadur Shah Street.

(With PTI inputs)



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