Today all the wings, the #RightWing, the #LeftWing will try to claim #BhagatSingh. They need to be told that he belonged to no wing. He was an atheist, he was a communist (the righteous one and not the kind that move around in our times), and he was someone who sacrificed his life smiling, not like the babas who claim impotence at the sight of jail or who get in a salwar at the sight of a lathi. Not like the ministers who snoop on women, nor the kind who want women draped top to bottom and hold them responsible for their rapes.
#Bhagat was an institution which I still don’t think I have been able to fathom. And this after having read almost all literature available and accessible.
How do you fathom a guy who went into martyrdom smiling at the age of 23? How do you fathom someone who did not adhere to #Gandhi during those days? How do you fathom someone who had predicted #India will be what today almost 100 years back? How do you fathom someone who left all worldly gains despite having access to all that one can desire.
I don’t think I will ever have the prowess for that. I don’t think I will ever be able to break my shackles for a good commercial life. I don’t think I will ever be able to sacrifice even a small thing for a countries larger gain. And hence I will never be able to fathom #BhagatSingh.