CM pays tribute to martyrs of Harding Bomb case in Old Delhi

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday paid floral tributes to the martyrs of the famous Harding bomb case — Master Amir Chand, Bhai Bal Mukund and Master Awadh Behari.

A function was organised on Maulana Azad Medical College campus, also the venue of the historical Old Delhi Jail.

Diskhit, while paying tributes to the brave sons of Delhi, asked people to imbibe the spirit of patriotism from sacrifices made by martyrs of the Harding bomb case.

She said people are indebted to the martyrs, who made a supreme sacrifice to get the country free from the yoke of British rule.

Master Amir Chand, Bhai Bal Mukund and Master Awadh Behari were executed on May 8, 1915 in Old Delhi Jail, while Basant Kumar Biswas was executed the next day in Ambala Central Jail. 

In memory of these martyrs, a modest memorial has been built at the site of ‘Phansi Ghar’ of the Old Delhi Jail, where homage is paid every year to these sons of Delhi who exhibited their courage and commitment towards patriotism by protesting the entry of the Governor-General of India into the new capital on December 23, 1912.

They attacked the imperial procession by throwing a bomb in Chandni Chowk, and Lord Harding was injured in the incident.

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