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Lal Singh Padri, remembering a forgotten Freedom Fighter from Punjab,on 75th Independence Day.

Lal Singh Padri, remembering a forgotten Freedom Fighter from Punjab,on 75th Independence Day.

Lal Singh Padri, remembering a forgotten Freedom Fighter from Punjab,on 75th Independence Day.
Freedom fighter Lal Singh Padri

Among many Sikh freedom fighters who were not acknowledged for their valiant endeavours in Independent India movement ,Lal Singh from Amritsar was one of them. He is an unsung Hero who played a pivotal role in freedom movement. Baba Lal Singh hailed from the Padri village of Amritsar district. His father, Suchet Singh was a middle-class peasant.

He participated in the Gadar Party's revolutionary activities in Punjab's Majha area.

Jhar Sahib Gurdwara was a secret meeting place for Ghadar Party members. The Gurdwara was frequented by Party leader Lal Singh Bhure, Nidhan Singh, Gujjar Singh, and other Gadar Party members. On March 21, 1915, police arrested Lal Singh Bhure, after receiving an information from Padri village moneylender Kapoor Singh. Gadarites decided to punish the money lender. The decision to punish Kapoor Singh was made by Lal Singh Padri, Inder Singh, and Prem Singh. With Hardit Singh and Prem Singh Sur Singh, he arrived at Kapoor Singh's village.

The gadarites murdered Kapoor Singh in the early hours of the morning to avenge Lal Singh Bhure's arrest. Lal Singh Padri was later arrested and tried in the Padri Murder Case under Sections 302, 395, 109, and 120-B. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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