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Lala Lajpat Rai

Freedom Fighter Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai is honoured by Prime Minister

 

Rai, who was born in 1865, was a devout patriot who also pushed for social improvements and published frequently, inspiring rebels such as Bhagat Singh.

On the occasion of Lala Lajpat Rai’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid respect to him. Modi said Rai’s legacy of bravery, effort, and dedication in the liberation movement will always be remembered by his countrymen, referring to him as the “Punjab Kesari.”

Rai, who was born in 1865, was a devout patriot who also pushed for social improvements and published frequently, inspiring rebels such as Bhagat Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians paid respect to Rai on Twitter. “His bravery, effort, and dedication in the liberation cause will be remembered forever,” Modi added.

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Rai was recognized by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu as a “passionate patriot and brave journalist.” “Lala Lajpat Rai was a key figure in the Simon Go back agitation and the Swadeshi movement,” Naidu said. “Every Indian is inspired by his patriotism.”

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“Humble respects to prominent freedom warrior Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai Ji on his birth anniversary,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted. During the independence movement, he was a key figure. His bravery and sacrifices will inspire future generations.”

Rai’s sacrifice, according to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, rocked the foundations of British sovereignty in India.

Rai is also noted for spearheading a rally in Lahore in October 1928 against the Simon Commission. There was no Indian representation on the panel, which was set up to report on India’s political condition.

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The slogan “Simon Go Back” was coined by Rai. During the incident, he and other protestors were attacked by police.

Despite being hurt, the freedom fighter addressed the crowd. He had declared, “The blows delivered at me today will be the final nails in the coffin of British rule in India.”

The slogan “Simon Go Back” was coined by Rai. During the incident, he and other protestors were attacked by police.

Despite being hurt, the freedom fighter addressed the crowd. He had declared, “The blows delivered at me today will be the final nails in the coffin of British rule in India.”

Rai died in November 1928.

Lala Lajpat Rai – He was an Indian author, revolutionary, and politician. He played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari. He was one of the three members of the Lal Bal Pal triumvirate. He was also associated with activities of Punjab National Bank and Lakshmi Insurance Company in their early stages in 1894. He died a few weeks after sustaining severe injuries during a baton charge by police when he led a peaceful protest march against the all-British Simon Commission, a commission constituted by the United Kingdom for Indian constitutional reform.

The Simon Commission, headed by Sir John Simon, was established in 1928 by the United Kingdom to report on the political situation in India. Indian political parties boycotted the commission since it lacked any Indian members, and it was met with nationwide demonstrations.  Lajpat Rai led a nonviolent march in protest of the Commission’s visit to Lahore on October 30, 1928, with the cry “Simon Go Back.” Protesters hoisted black banners and screamed the slogan.

James A. Scott, the Lahore police superintendent, ordered the police to use lathe charges against the protesters and assaulted Rai personally.

 Despite his injuries, Rai addressed the crowd and declared, “I proclaim that the strikes inflicted at me today will be the last.”

 


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