Martyrdom was extensively promoted by the Tongmenghui and the Kuomintang party in modern China.
Revolutionaries who died fighting against the Qing dynasty in the Xinhai Revolution and throughout the Republic of China period, furthering the cause of the revolution, were recognized as martyrs.
A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, "witness"; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-) is someone who suffers persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a belief or cause as demanded by an external party.
This refusal to comply with the presented demands results in the punishment or execution of the martyr by the oppressor.
Sikhism believes in Ibaadat se Shahadat (from love to martyrdom).
Some famous Sikh martyrs include: A political martyr is someone who suffers persecution or death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a political belief or cause.
The early Christians who first began to use the term martyr in its new sense saw Jesus as the first and greatest martyr, on account of his crucifixion.The process of bearing witness was not intended to lead to the death of the witness, although it is known from ancient writers (e.g.Josephus) and from the New Testament that witnesses often died for their testimonies.there is the belief of righteous duty (dharma), where violence is used as a last resort to resolution after all other means have failed. Upon completion of their exile, the Pandavas were refused the return of their portion of the kingdom by their cousin Duruyodhana; and following which all means of peace talks by Krishna, Vidura and Sanjaya failed.During the great war which commenced, even Arjuna was brought down with doubts, e.g., attachment, sorrow, fear.Analyses of the Gospel passion narratives have led many scholars to conclude that they are martyrdom accounts in terms of genre and style.