On January 30, , he revived Khudai Khidmatgars, the army of non-violent activists that Badshah Khan raised in to free Pathans from. Khudai-Khidmatgar was basically a social movement that was initiated by Badshah Khan in Pakhtun dominated areas. The purpose of this. The Khudai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) was a group founded by Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the Northwest Frontier of British India. The group was notable for its.

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Inthe Indian National Congress announced a plan for civil disobedience in order to achieve Indian independence. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the leader of the Khudai Khidmatgar Servants of Godstarted his resistance against the British by opening up schools throughout the districts of Mardan and Peshawar, educating villagers on the reforms he planned for India.

On Congress directive the ministries in eight khudxi of eleven provinces resigned in protest against Britain’s not promising India independence after the War.

In the subsequent election, Bacha Khan’s brother Dr. Its low point and eventual dissipation was after Pakistan’s independence inwhen the Muslim League Chief Minister Abdul Qayyum Khan Kashmiri banned the movement and launched a brutal crackdown on its members, which culminated in the Babra massacre.

The army was completely voluntary; even the officers gave their khidmatgsr free. Ks requested people in the name of religion and Pathan honor to shun this bad habit of squandering their wealth, quite often borrowed for each occasions. As they ban musical concerts extravagance in the marriage ceremonies.


Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

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More importantly, such demanding activities trained volunteers for nonviolent war with the British. Ina split occurred within the Pakhtun Zalmey, the youth organisation affiliated with Bacha Khan’s Khudai Khidmatgar movement.

Due to some unchangeable principles of Pushtunwali, the Pakhtun society was entangled in endless tribal feuds. A couple of men had their shirts dyed at the local tannery, and the brick-red colour proved a breakthrough, it was this distinctive colour that earned the Khudai khidmatgar movement activists the name ” the Red shirts ” or surkh posh. Two decades after Badshah Khan passed away, a young activist from Farrukhabad, UP, Faisal Khan, found in him an inspirational figure who could show youth a path that transcends communal khidjatgar of politics.

This would basically help them to show a united front against the British imperial designs. The schools of the Khudai Khidmatgar used poetry, skits, and music to reinforce concepts khidmatgag the people. New persons took the Khudai Khidmatgar pledge in knidmatgar, and surrounded the jail.

He is the Gandhi India lost when the subcontinent was partitioned. Marwat, Fazal-ur-Rahim Khan, ed. This was a movement that began as a Muslim group against the British policies from World War I, but evolved into an anti-British group with Hindu participation as well. After an instance of violence, Ghaffar Khan fasted for three days to punish the perpetrators.


Pageviews for each item are divided by the aggregate number of pageviews generated by the items displayed. But nothing can conquer nonviolence. The first school was opened by AGK in Utmanzai during and similar schools were opened in different villages.

Khudai Khidmatgars, Frontier Gandhi’s non-violent army, gets a new life

Sharada Prasad, and B. He now leads Ram-Rahim Shanthi Sena, part of Khudai Khidmatgars, and campaigns against alcoholism and for communal harmony.

Writer Dilip Simeon says religion for Gandhi and Khan meant a source of spiritual exploration and philosophical inquiry. Heads of nations from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan were present at his burial. He said ‘there is an answer to violence, which is more violence. Other alleged tactics ranged from poisoning [13] to the use of castrations against some Khudai Khidmatgar activists. Khudai-Khidmatgar played an important role in the independence of India from the British Raj.

It had played throughout on the Islamic theme. The Provincial Jirgah was the ultimate authority.

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Each title is ranked according to its share of pageviews among the items displayed. The movement is also against sectarianism. Khimatgar movement also persuades the people to seek guidance from Shariat in their disputes.