Paash, whose real name was Avtar Sandhu, was gunned down by Sikh separatists on March 23, 1988.
It was a sheer coincidence that his murder came on a historic day that commemorated the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh and his two comrades, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who were hanged together by the British government on March 23, 1931.
But the political ideology of Paash, who was born in 1950, made him inseparable from them.
True to his commitment toward the secular and progressive ideology of Bhagat Singh and his comrades,
Paash was assassinated for his writings, which opposed religious fundamentalism.
Much like Bhagat Singh, Paash was opposed to religious fanaticism of every shade and pulled no punches while criticizing both Hindu and Sikh extremists.
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