Celebrated freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru are yet to be given martyr status by the government of India- an RTI query has revealed.
The query, filed with the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) reveals that the three are instead listed as radical youth and militants in a book that was released by the ICHR in November.
The RTI query was filed by Jammu-based activist Rohit Chowdhary.
What’s more shocking is that the RTI reply mentions that Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were radical youth who were militants.
In his RTI query, Chowdhary had sought to know whether the three freedom fighters were given martyr status. But the reply by the Home Ministry came as a shocker as it mentioned the trio as radical youth and not martyrs.