Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is promoting his forthcoming film ‘Singh Is Bliing’, will on Sunday pay homage to Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement, on his birth anniversary.
In a statement which could stoke controversy, Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah on Tuesday said that all the militants who had given their lives over the Kashmir issue were like freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
Amid controversy over Intelligence Bureau keeping relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose under close watch, kin of 'Shaheed-e-Azam' Bhagat Singh on Saturday claimed that the martyr's family had also been kept under "surveillance" for several years and demanded that the government declassify all files pertaining to him.
Bhagat Singh is an inspiration for many, but in government records he is still not a martyr. In a reply to an RTI query, the home ministry has said it has no record to show whether Bhagat Singh has been declared a martyr.