PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE
EXHIBITION ON THE
"TRIAL OF BHAGAT SINGH"
the series of thematic exhibition on important historic pre
independence trials in India, the Supreme
Museum has organized another exhibition on the Trial of Bhagat
Singh which was inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri K.G. Balakrishnan,
Chief Justice of India on 27th September 2008 as a
tribute to our national heroes of India's freedom. A booklet
titled The trial of Bhagat Singh and also a brochure were
released by Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India on the occasion.
The exhibition will continue till 31 March, 2009.
Exhibition has four sections, viz;
the Retaliation and the Police Action
the Trial and the Judgement, and
us are aware that the attainment of India's freedom was not an
overnight journey. It was a long drawn battle for the rights of
the people of India, which led to the death of millions of Indians
and uncountable sacrifices. Indeed, the
urge for revolt is not an ordinary emotion in the life of people;
it has its roots in the dissatisfaction with the prevailing system
of injustice and the urge for justice. At various stages of
freedom struggle this dissatisfaction and discontent took a
such stage in the revolutionary struggle for freedom was the Trial of Bhagat Singh. The story of the
Trial of Bhagat Singh
is as much a story of revolution in India as the farcical system
of law and justice under the British rule.
Singh's trial is an important event in the Indian history because
it defied the fundamental doctrine of criminal jurisprudence. The
trial was held ex-parte in breach of the principles of natural
justice according to which No man shall be condemned unless he is
given a hearing.
Exhibition on the Trial of Bhagat Singh is an attempt to portray
the history of the incident and provides a glimpse of the entire
episode. It aims to create awareness about the contemporary
socio-political and economic conditions, and more importantly the
justice delivery system during British Indian period.
Exhibition provides an opportunity for the visitors to have a
glimpse of the national heritage of the country under one roof
through rare and unique objects viz; bomb shells, a pair of shoes,
shirt and watch of Bhagat Singh, Crown of Ajit Singh, horoscope of
Bhagat Singh, pen used by the Judge to write judgement in the
Saunders murder case, etc. documents connected with Bhagat Singh
and Lala Lajpat Rai, files of Assembly Bomb Case and Lahore
Conspiracy Case, jail diary of Bhagat Singh, judgment files of
Assembly Bomb Case and Saunders murder Case, jail register of
Assembly Bomb Case, FIR of Assembly Bomb and Saunders Murder
incidents, contemporary reporting of Tribune newspaper from
Lahore, personal belongings of Ajit Singh, books read by Bhagat
Singh in Dwarkadass Library, Lahore, besides dioramas with light
and sound effects and audio-visual materials.
objects / artefacts / documents/ files/ newspapers are collected
from the following sources:
Bhagat Singh Museum, (Khatkar Kalan), Punjab Police Academy
Museum, (Phillaur), Punjab and Haryana High Court Museum, National
Portrait Gallery, Dwarkadass Library, The Tribune (English Daily)
Chandigarh, National Archives of India, Delhi State Archives, (New
Delhi) and Prof. Jagmohan Singh, (Ludhiana), Shri Kiranjit Singh,
(Saharanpur), Shri Yaduvindra Singh (Faridabad), Shri Kamal Kapoor,
(Hardoi), Prof. Malwinderjit Singh Waraich, (Saketri), Shri
Rajendra Sutar, (Rajguru Nagar). An approximate expenditure of
Rs.18,00,000/- has been incurred for designing, mounting,
publicity and dismantling after conclusion of the Exhibition.
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