Chandra Shekhar Azad: Lets Recall Story Of This Revolutionary: The British government in India, On August 9, 1925, was bumped by the presence of a new form of nationalist revolutionary movement in the nation. The Number 8 Down Train from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow was approaching the town of Kakori which is now situated in Uttar Pradesh.

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The train was suddenly stopped after a man in the second class compartment pulled the emergency chain. In the next few hours, the revolutionaries group, which was part of the Hindustan Republic Association (HRA) looted the official cash that was being been transported in the train.

The incident came as a shock to the British and the English govt decided to catch all members of the HRA. Especially, who are responsible for the same!

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After some days, around two dozen members of the HRA were arrested. Four among them were hanged and 17 other members sent to the life imprisonment. There was one, though, who the British could not catch hold of and he was no one else, Chandrashekhar Azad, who went on to change the nature of the HRA, to have a new beginning and new phase of revolutionary activism against the British authorities.

On July 23, 1906, in Madhya Pradesh, Chandra Shekhar Azad was born as Chandrashekhar Tiwari. During his childhood days, Chandra Shekhar Azad was deeply affected by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and he always considers it injustice towards the fellow citizen of his nation.

Chandra Shekhar Azad: Lets Recall Story Of This Revolutionary

Gradually and eventually Chandra Shekhar Azad turns to be one of the many youngsters who joined Mahatma Gandhi for the non-cooperation. he was arrested for participating in Gandhi’s movement, At the age of 15, and when asked for his name in the jail he swiftly and rapidly said ‘Azad’ (the free). It is believed that, after that fateful day, people started addressing him as Chandrashekhar Azad.

After he sees the Gandhi’s suspension of the non-cooperation movement, prior to that Azad aggressively pursue his modify to changed his mindset and he joined Ram Prasad Bismil’s HRA and turn to be one of the most active members.

When Chandra Shekhar Azad managed to escape the British post the Kakori case, Azad joins the group of Bhagat Singh in reorganizing the HRA and later the group get refined and received a new name, Hindustan Socialist Republic Association (HSRA).

The group had a single objective, which was only to attained independency from the British and the strong socialist principles of the group was independency.

Bipin Chandra, the Historian writes in his book ‘India’s Struggle for Independence‘, that actually the HSRA was more interested in mass politics, to a certain extent, than the individual heroic action and mass assassination, the death of Lala Lajpat Rai as a result of a brutal lathicharge was also the prime reason to introduced the anti-Simon commission demonstration, convinced the group for the required to go back to assassination as a revolutionary method.

On December 17, 1928, Singh, Azad and Rajguru killed a police official involved in the lathicharge of Rai, named Saunders.

“We regret to have killed a person but he was part and parcel of that inhuman and unjust order which has to be destroyed,” read a poster put up by the HSRA after the assassination. “The HSRA leadership now decided to let people know about its changed objectives and the need for a revolution by the masses,” writes Pal.

On February 27, 1931, Chandra Shekhar Azad was killed in Alfred Park in Allahabad post a rift happened between British police and freedom fighters. The post he died, the park renamed as the Chandrashekhar Azad Park.

Even after his death, the revolutionary’s legacy of the Chandrashekhar Azad Park and his lives is still existed via books, films and television series, reminding the Indians about the mentioned era of Chandra Shekhar Azad, which is regarded as the selfless revolution time.

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