Sarabha

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This small village is located on the road from Ludhiana to Pakhowal.

In Ludhiana district, another revolutionary was born in the village of Sarabha. Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha was a talented student who went to the USA to study chemistry. Disturbed by the discrimination against non-whites, he turned into a strong anti-racism activist and an ardent nationalist. He joined the Ghadar movement and used to bring out the’ Ghadar’ newspaper in San Francisco.

After coming back to India he joined hands with revolutionaries such as Ras Bihari Bose and Babu Surinder Sanyal and established links with Indian soldiers. His plot for rebellion on 21 February 1915 failed due to the treachery of an associate and he had to flee across the North-West Frontier to avoid arrest.

On his journey back, he was arrested near Sargodha and imprisoned in Lahore Central Jail. During the trial, in view of his youth (he was 20 years of age then), the Judge advised him to modify his statement. However, he made an even stronger statement against the British and was consequently sentenced to death. He was hanged in Lahore Jail on 16 November, 1915.

 

 

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