Organiser cites threats from extremists
Pakistan’s Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking security to mark his death anniversary, citing threats from “religious extremists”.
Stating that threats had been received from religious extremists, the foundation’s chairman Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi filed a writ petition on Saturday. He said organisers of the March 23 event should be provided with security.
He said the Punjab chief secretary, inspector general of police and DIG operations Lahore have been denying protection and security at a public place.
Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh would take up the petition on Monday.
March 23 marks the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, who was hanged along with his comrades Sukhdev and Rajguru in 1931 at Shadman Chowk in Lahore.