On May 10th 1857, soldiers of the British Indian Army rebelled in Meerut and captured the Cantonment there. A day later the victorious soldiers triumphantly marched into Delhi. Their war was to liberate the country from the rule of British colonialists ruling under the aegis of East India Company. They proclaimed Bahadur Shah Zafar as the leader of their uprising who, though advanced in age, agreed to their urgings. This first pan-India war of independence against colonial rule shook the foundations of British colonial rule in India which was saved by the oppressive traitorous feudal kings and served by usurious mahajans. It was the last act of the independent feudal kings and the advent of Indian peasantry on the national scene. They displayed great bravery, made unprecedented sacrifices, forged unparalleled unity to throw out colonial rule particularly the unity of the people cutting across social divisions, especially between two largest religious communities, Hindus and Muslims, in the then India which united in their common aspirations despite difference in religious persuasions.… Read More
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On 21 February 2013 Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) held a massive conference at village Sarabha, the native village of Gadar Party hero, Kartar Singh Sarabha, on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of Gadar Party, in which thousands of people from the various parts of Punjab participated. Massive gathering comprised of mainly workers, peasants, women, students, youth and other toiling people. People full of enthusiasm, chanting slogans, carrying banners of the party, joined the gathering.
Conference formally started with the unfurling of the flag of Gadar Party by senior leader of the party, Com. Darshan Singh Khatkar. Veteran Communist and freedom-fighter since Kirti Party to Naxalbari movement, Gandharv Sen Kochhar inaugurated the conference by expressing revolutionary greetings. Addressing the conference, senior party leader, Com. Ajmer Singh explaining the history of Gadar Party, emphasized the heroic and unprecedented sacrifices of the gadderites, how Sarabha, Harnam Singh and Jagat Singh had escaped but returned to reorganize and kissed the gallows. Com. Khatkar said that in contrast with Congress party, Gadar Party was the first party which stood for complete and real independence, from its very inception. Congress collaborated with imperialism, in contrast, Gadar Party Gadar Party stood for democratic republic and secularism and opted for armed struggle.… Read More