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What is the biggest lie that some websites tells you about Bhagat Singh’s death?

98 years back, this day three great men of our country were hanged to death by the British. It was one of the darkest days in the history of India. The Nation lost 3 sons who fought against the British with at a small age of 25, when most men are enjoying their lives. It was none other than Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

We speak a lot about these three great men, but there are many lies and wrong information that are spread about Bhagat Singh. One such lie which was spread widely by Google was the date of their death.

Yes, the Google for many days spread wrong information about Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev death date and people started believing it.

Let me give you a hint, on 14th February every year, you may have received many forward messages and Facebook posts on Bhagat Singh death anniversary. Have you ever wondered why did you receive such messages, or did you believe that Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary was on 14 February?

Here is the truth, Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary is on 23rd March and not on 14th February. The Google goofed up the dates and put 14th February as the date of death, however they corrected once they received complaint.

But what was the real reason for such mistake?

We have to congratulate Shiv Sena for this confusion. Shiv Sena leaders from Madhya Pradesh wanted to create a separate state with Hindu majority and hired around 10,000 Hindus who could lead this movement. The Shiv Sena who had strongly opposed the valentine’s day celebration wanted to dethrone the celebrations and hence they chose to celebrate the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on 14th February instead of 23th March.

Many people believed that this was true and hence started to celebrate Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary on 14th February. The Google without verifying facts, put the death anniversary date as 14th February. So this is how misconception about Bhagat Singh’s death day was spread.

Yes, we oppose the meaningless celebrations of Valentine’s day but that doesn’t mean we can use a freedom fighter’s name to fit in our agenda. Whoever it is, one should never use the name of National icons to fulfill their political strategy. It is indeed a shameful act by politicians who misused the names of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for their vested interests!


Aishwarya S

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