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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Jhudai warring parties declared ceasefire for a day as thousands walked the distance through the Khyber Pass to Jalalabad in Afghanistan with his remains.

He said ‘there is an answer to violence, which is more violence. Pacifism in India Nonviolent resistance movements Indian independence movement History of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National liberation movements Liberal and progressive movements within Islam Political terminology in Pakistan Pashtun nationalism.

After the anti-war resignation of Dr. At these schools, people learned to spin thread, grind wheat for flour, and press oil seeds for cooking oil. Ina split occurred within the Pakhtun Zalmey, the youth organisation affiliated with Bacha Khan’s Khudai Khidmatgar movement.

The Khudai Khidmatgar opened schools that taught reading, writing, political awareness, cleaning, and sanitation to Indians. Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Therefore under the patronage of Haji Sahib Turangzai A. The Khudai Khidmatgar refused to pay taxes or rent to the government, picketed at government offices, boycotted foreign goods, refused to cooperate with the government administration, refused to settle criminal and civil cases in government courts opted for village councils insteadostracized village officials who acted as tax collectors unless they resigned, and also commemorated significant events for the resistance against the British.


During the two-year stint of the Congress party under Dr Khan Sahib as Chief minister, major reforms were introduced including land reforms, promotion of the teaching of Pashto and the khudwi of political prisoners. This move gave an opportunity to the Muslim League to develop and for the British authorities to alter their strategy. Though this khidmatgaf resembled that of a military soldier, with leaders within the movement given ranks as heads of units, nonviolence was always the emphasis.

Frontier Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi.

Khudai Khidmatgar – Wikipedia

This movement was fundamentally based on two things, firstly, to serve the humanity by focusing on idioms like education for all, encouraging poetry and music and literature and to eradicate the vicious roots of violence among Pashtoons.

Khan drew his first recruits from the young men who had graduated from his schools. The problem with the North-West Frontier Province was that the Frontier Crimes Regulation established repressive laws that aimed to destroy anti-government activities.

Initially the movement focussed on social reform as a means of improving the status of Pashtuns against the British. Unfortunately, incivil disobedience was suspended throughout India, and it would not be until that independence was achieved. Though the British claimed kkhudai the Khudai Khidmatgar was a paramilitary group based on the rigorous training volunteers faced, the organization continued to act through nonviolence.

It faced a lot of brutalities by the British khidmatfar. God is our king, And great is he, We serve our Lord, His slaves are we! Though the Khudai Khidmatgar started in with approximately 1, volunteers, bythere were more thanvolunteers in its membership.


Khudai Khidmatgar

Neither the Government Organizations had any kyudai for the education. Other reason for the choice of red color was a symbolic adherence of the anti colonial movements to the revolutionary and socialist discourse. Other alleged tactics ranged from poisoning [13] to the use of castrations against some Khudai Khidmatgar activists. The Khudai Khidmatgar organisation was declared unlawful in mid-Septembermass arrests followed and the centre at Sardaryab Markaz-e-Khudai Khidmatgaranbuilt inwas destroyed by the Provincial Government.

Our country’s cause We serve with our breath, For such an end, Glorious is death We serve and we love Our people and our cause Freedom is our aim, And our lives are its price. He had come to make his escape to Nazi Khidmatgarr via Afghanistan.

Visit our Streaming Guide. Khudai Khidmatgars has volunteers in 14 states and, according to Faisal they number about 10, British authorities heard of his schools and attempts to reform society, and arrested Ghaffar Khan, his year-old father, and other members of his family.

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

It had no connection as such with the Khudai Khidmatgars. He stayed with him for two days before leaving in a Pashtun attire for the German Embassy in Kabul leading to his journey to Germany and finally Khidmatgr.

Salar Aslam was also a member of the Forward Block and Bacha Khan’s argument was that he could not trust anyone but his elder son, Ghani Khan, whom he wanted to lead Pakhtun Zalmey.