Lahore Shadman Chowk is renamed as Baghat Singh Chowk

- Pakistani

Bhaghat Singh fought the British by raising a slogan of revolution in the subcontinent and he was hanged to death in Lahore on March 23 1931 at the age of 23. Bhagat Singh was executed in Lahore’s Central Jail  for his role in the Lahore Conspiracy Case.

The Jail was demolished to the ground in 1961 and it is converted into residential colony named Shadman.
Bhaghat Singh had left a mark in the records of history of the great struggle in the region.

On Bhagat Singh’s birth and death anniversaries, peace activists come together at the roundabout (Shadman chowk) and conduct candle light processions to pay tribute to the ground-breaking person.

From last few years these civil society activists raised the demand that Shadman Chowk’s old name must be restored and it should be renamed as Bhagat Singh Chowk.

On 28th September on 105th birth anniversary of Bhaghat Singh, the decision was announced as District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal had ordered the City District Government to rename Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk.

Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary was celebrated at the Dayal Singh College hall in Lahore that was organizes by Pakistan Labour party and some other organizations.

Speakers at the function described Bhagat Singh was representative of the courageous and brave people of the whole of Asia. They demanded for a museum that should be set up at Bhagat Singh’s birthplace at Lyalpur Bange in Pakistan’s Faislabad district.