'Imperialistic tendencies still exist'

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Hyderabad: Prof Jagmohan Singh, nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Monday charged that imperialistic...

imp2 Hyderabad: Prof Jagmohan Singh, nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Monday charged that imperialistic tendencies were still prevailing in the country. He was addressing a seminar in Arts College, Osmania University, organised in connection with the 82nd death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev. The programme was organised by All India Students' Federation (AISF). Explaining the mode of struggle by Bhagat Singh, Prof Jagmohan Singh said that the latter had adopted bombing and firing only to terrify but not to kill the Britishers. He recalled various instances which illustrated Bhagat Singh's ideology. He shared with the gathering moments and situations which forced the legendary fighter to take active part in the freedom movement. Earlier, Dr Kaseem, editor, 'Nadustunna Telangana', explained how politicians and corporate world have been giving importance to Bhagat Singh in the recent past. He said people were emulating the legend's practices. "In order to achieve equality in society, we need to struggle against capitalist trends." AISF State president Syed Wali-Ullah Khadri said that there was an urgent need to follow the ideologies of Bhagat Singh. He urged the youth to gain by reading literature on one of the prominent freedom freighters. Stalin, AISF State joint secretary, alleged that the governments were mortgaging the country's natural resources to the corporate sector. OU AISF secretary K. Srinivas, OU AISF President R N Shankar, City secretary Dharmendra spoke.
Demand for release of political prisoners
Earlier, talking to presspersons, Prof. Jagmohan Singh along with leaders of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners demanded unconditional release of all political prisoners serving sentences in various jails across the State, in connection with the Political Prisoners Struggle Week.A He urged the government to treat all those in jails who took up political struggles as political prisoners. The committee demanded withdrawal of security forces from the tribal areas in the state. Civil rights activist Prof Haragopal and Virasam president Varavara Rao were among those present.
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