Tributes to Sarabha on 105th death anniv - ECAS Punjab

Tributes to Sarabha on 105th death anniv

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 17

Protesting farmers under the banner of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) today paid tributes to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha on his 105th death anniversary.

Addressing the gathering, BKU Ekta Ugrahan district president Shingara Singh Mann and other farmer leaders claimed that the country was facing the same challenges from the divisive forces which existed at the time of Sarabha. During the British rule, revenue was coming from the farmers due to heavy taxes imposed on the land by the British.

They said Baba Sohan Singh started a drive to send the British out of India by forming the Ghadar Party in 1913. Many of them were arrested by the British. Among them was Sarabha and on November 16, 1915, Sarabha and six of his associates were hanged by the British.

Farmer leaders said today it had been more than 100 years since they were martyred but their dream of a society free from plunder had not been fulfilled yet. They urged farmers to join the struggle and end the "looting" by local and foreign companies and to repeal the "black laws".

from The Tribune

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