At a time when revisionism has become one of the predominant characters of the Indian Communist Movement, thereby becoming one of the major enemies of the freedom aspiring revolutionary masses of the country, it is worth remembering and reminding ourselves of the struggles and sacrifices of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades. They gave up their lives fighting an uncompromising struggle for a revolutionary transformation of society, and exposed the comprador nature of the revisionist left as well as the Congress led by Gandhi.
Today when we observe that from the communal fascist forces such as ABVP to the revisionist AISA putting up the portraits of Bhagat Singh and his fellow compatriots in our campus, we need to understand and revive the revolutionary core of Bhagat Singh’s politics. We need to remember that following the footsteps of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru and Azad, thousands have laid down their lives for the cause of the Indian Revolution. Among them are comrades Naveen Babu, Saketh Rajan and Sunil, who had gone on from JNU, IIMC and DU to take part in the revolutionary struggle. Today thousands of political prisoners are being put in jail by the Indian State for upholding through their struggles the revolutionary legacy of Bhagat Singh. But as Sushil Roy, the Indian Revolutionary leader recently said in an open letter to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, the CM of West Bengal, “Revolutionaries can be killed. Confined in a jail. But revolution cannot be killed, cannot be confined in a jail.” And this way Bhagat Singh and his spirit will continue to live on among the revolutionaries.