We found many distinctive clarifications about Gandhi’s carriage on the trial and execution of Bhagat Singh.
Some of the famous authors state that Gandhi was not emotionally indulged into saving Bhagat Singh’s life due to his fixation on his statement of faith of peacefulness and his revocation of brutal means, which Bhagat Singh had embraced for the satisfaction of his arrangements to wreck British power in India.
Different people say that Gandhi made frantic endeavors to spare Bhagat Singh’s life till the end; and he fizzled, not for need of endeavors on his part, but rather on the grounds that the ability to drive Bhagat Singh’s capital punishment lay not in his hands, but rather in the Viceroy Irwin’s.
Now the critics neglect to comprehend that he had more to pick up by saving the lives of Bhagat Singh and his confidants, in the event that it was conceivable than the opposite. Gandhi was very much aware that his inability to stop their execution will make the general population angry and they will hate him. Additionally, the executions would definitely extol the revolutionists and promote the goals towards violence and subsequently, it will be a strategic misfortune in his battle for Swaraj. On the off chance that Gandhi was successful in saving the lives of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Raj master, it would have been viewed as the triumph of peacefulness over brutality and the good triumph of Gandhi over the revolutionaries.
Gandhi explained his take on Bhagat Singh along with revolutionary violence at the Karachi session of Congress, three days after the execution of the Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru:
“You should realize that it is my statement of faith to harm even a killer, cheat or a dacoit. There can be no reason for suspicion that I would not like to save Bhagat Singh. In any case, I need you to acknowledge Bhagat Singh’s blunder. The way they sought after wasn’t right and went in vain. I wish to tell these young fellows with all the power with which a father can address his youngsters that violence can just prompt perdition.”
A false impression has been made that Gandhi became keen on Bhagat Singh’s destiny just a couple of weeks before his execution.
As far back as 4 May 1930, a day prior to he was captured, Gandhi wrote to the Viceroy firmly for putting revolutionists on trial on Lahore Conspiracy Case: “You have found a short cut through the law’s delay in the matter of the trial of Bhagat Singh and others by doing away with the ordinary procedure. Is it any wonder if I call all these official activities a veiled form of Martial Law?”
On 31 January 1931, he spoke at Allahabad on the subject of Bhagat Singh’s execution. “Those under a death sentence should not be hanged. My personal religion tells me not only that they should not be hanged but also that they should not even be kept in prison. However, that is my personal opinion and we cannot make their release a condition.”
He tried his best to save Bhagat Singh’s life and unlike what people like to believe, it would have supported his agendas even more.