SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH: HIS APPEAL TO THE MASSES

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DON’T LET UR SELF-RESPECT DIE

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“We take this opportunity to appeal to our countrymen- to the youth, to the workers and the peasants, to the revolutionary intelligentsia- to come forward and join us in carrying aloft the banner of freedom. Let us establish a new order of society in which political and economic exploitation will be an impossibility.
In the name of those gallant men and women who willingly accepted death so that we, their descendants, may lead a happier life, who toiled ceaselessly and perished for the poor, the famished, and exploited millions of India, we call upon every patriot to take up the fight in all seriousness.
Let nobody’s toy with the nation’s freedom which is her very life, by making psychological experiments in non-violence and other such novelties. Our slavery is our shame. When shall we have courage and wisdom enough to be able to shake ourselves free of it? What is our great heritage of civilization and culture worth if we have not enough self-respect left in us to prevent us from bowing surveillance to the commandos of foreigners and paying homage to their flag and kind?”

Excerpt taken from ‘Without Fear’ by Kuldip Nayar (a must read book by everyone)

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