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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Nehru’s fateful visit to the Frontier in October and its tragic aftermath in a gradual erosion of the popular base of the incumbent Khan Sahib Ministry. The movement is also against sectarianism.

This khldmatgar a local battle in the North-West Frontier Province, but the Khudai Khidmatgar was also part of the Indian National Congress and was involved in the national struggle for Indian independence. The party also faced attempts by the British Raj to discredit it by portraying it as an irreligious group trying to promote a pro Hindu and pro communist agenda.

This served to teach the Indian people to be self-sufficient and not economically dependent on the British to be successful. By its leadership was exiled from the province and large numbers were arrested. By disobeying direct orders, the regiment sent a clear message to London that loyalty of India’s armed forces could not be taken for granted to enact harsh measures.

The government of the Khudai Khidmatgars was dismissed and their movement banned.

Khudai Khidmatgar

In the neighbourhood where he set up schools in the last century, the Taliban shot children on December 16, Similarly kbidmatgar son Ghani Khan ‘s criticism of feudal landlords angered many conservative “Khans” and Nawabs, some formerly sympathetic to the movement. Retrieved 24 September kuidmatgar The Khudai Khidmatgar movement was a success in the terms of its opposition to British rule.


In response to this, by the government had increased its pressure in the Frontier. The movement lingered on tillwhen it was again banned by the central government because of Ghaffar Khan’s opposition to the One Unit.

September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Quit India Movement. We are the army of God By death or wealth unmoved, We march, our leader and we, Ready to die! Houses were burned down and stocks of grain were destroyed. Agha Haider Ali of the Afghan National bank, helped Bose get in touch with the Kabul authorities and with his travel plans.

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It is not a new creed. Emphasis was also given to the women education.

Frontier Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi. People were also taught information about prisons, which they might face for their protests, and also the importance of nonviolence. Muslims are indeed victims of violence in many places, but they need to look beyond. Volunteers had to work together, which increased unity and cooperation among the movement. A Cunningham policy note of 23 September reads: The usual routine for the volunteers involved drills, physical exercise, running, long marches, and daylong protests.

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This coincided with a determined effort by the British Raj to discredit the movement with the assistance of mullahs and ulema allied with the British. 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.


This was a movement that began as a Muslim group against the British policies from World War Khhidmatgar, but evolved into an anti-British group with Hindu participation as well.

The protestors had killed one British captain.

Inthe Indian National Congress announced a plan for civil disobedience in order to achieve Indian independence. The Provincial Jirgah was the ultimate authority.

His Place in History. Members of the Khudai Khidmatgar were assaulted by British officers. Hkidmatgar importantly, such demanding activities trained volunteers for nonviolent war with the British.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

The Pir created a breakaway Muslim League, however, it proved no match for Qayyum who engineered his re-election in Moreover it stressed upon khudsi use of country cotton presses and country spinning wheels.

The refusal by Bacha Khan to accept Salaar Aslam caused a great damage to the party in southern districts of the province where Khudai Khidmatgars won all the seats of the provincial as well as national assemblies in the previous elections. Khan Sahib to support his daughters marriage to a Sikh soldier led to some senior associates of Bacha Khan to leave. Inthe Khudai Khidmatgar movement changed its tactics and involved women in the movement.

Rafique 1 April Pakistan: The increasingly liberal movement faced an increasing backlash from conservatives because of its support for the Congress party amidst growing support for the Pakistan movement.