Srinagar: The civil society members and academics in Pakistan have demanded a public apology from the British Queen for the “unjust killings” of Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as the country marked their 86th death anniversary, media reports said on Friday.
The main event was organised by the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation at Lahore’s Fawara Chowk yesterday where the three freedom fighters were hanged on March 23, 1931.
Amid high security, the participants attended the memorial ceremony and urged the British Queen to visit Shadman Chowk and tender a public apology for the murder of the trio.
Adopting a resolution, the activists also demanded the Queen should apologise to India and Pakistan and to the families of the freedom fighters, besides paying pecuniary compensation for the “unjust killings.”
The civil society members also held a candle light vigil to remember the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. Some descendants of Bhagat’s family, including Sardar Hakoomat Singh, Gurjit Dhat, Abhe Singh Sindhu, Kiran Jeet Singh and Sardar Sukhvendra Singh Sanga delivered telephonic speeches from Canada and India.