Lahore’s Shadman Chowk to be renamed after Bhagat Singh: Report

Shadnam Chowk is the place where Bhagat Singh was hanged to death by the British.


Web Desk October 04, 2012

The district government of Lahore has decided to name Shadnam Chowk after legendary Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, reported BBC Urdu on Thursday.

According to the report, members of the civil society as well as several parties had been demanding that the chowk be renamed as it was the place where Singh was hanged to death on March 23, 1931 by the British government.

The decision was taken recently after Singh’s 105th birth anniversary was celebrated in the country on September 28. The celebrations in Lahore were organised by Bhagat Singh Memorial Society Pakistan and included a documentary screening, speeches on his life and ideology, and cutting of a cake at Shadman Chowk.

COMMENTS (51)

joy | 8 years ago | Reply someone here remarked that Bhagat Singh laid down his life for the independence of India and Pakistan. All I want to say..it was India which attained freedom..while Pakistan was created
vasan | 8 years ago | Reply Thank you Pakistan. Would appreciate if a lesson is introduced in the school curriculam of Pakistan about Bhagat singh, if not already.
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