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Martyrdom 101

Today is 16 Magh, Martyrs Day, a government holiday. We have been celebrating this day since the end of the Rana regime in 1951. Dasrath Chand, Shukra Raj Shastri, Dharma Bhakta Mathema, and Gangalal Shrestha were given death sentences this very week 72 years ago. These four are not the only Nepali martyrs though. Many new and old have been added to the list. But the exact number is hard to determine.