Capt. Amarinder Singh seeks repatriation of Shaheed Udham Singh's personal effects from UK

The Punjab CM has written to Minister for External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar to seek from the Government of United Kingdom repatriation of Shaheed Udham Singh’s pistol and personal diary

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh (File photo)
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh (File photo)
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Bipin Bhardwaj

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has written to the Minister for External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar to seek from the Government of United Kingdom repatriation of the personal effects of legendary freedom fighter Shaheed Udham Singh, including his pistol and personal diary.

In his letter, Amarinder Singh appealed to Jaishankar to take up this matter with the Government of United Kingdom so that the nation is able to express its highest gratitude to the martyr and great patriot while celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

“You may be aware that it was with this very pistol that he avenged the dastardly act of the erstwhile British Government at Jallianwala Bagh, where hundreds of unarmed and innocent Indians were shot dead under the charge of the then Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Michael O'Dwyer,” reads the letter.

“It was with this pistol that Shaheed Udham Singh brought Michael O' Dwyer to justice in the Caxton Hall, London,” wrote the Chief Minister.

Capt. Amarinder Singh further stated, “It is also known that Shaheed Udham Singh used to keep a diary as his personal log, which also deserves to be brought back to India, so that the people of country could derive motivation and inspiration from it.”

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