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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The British government harassed them and their family members sexually, but they did not lose passions and did not adopt any violent way.

The members of the Khudai Khidmatgar pledged to serve the nation above all else using nonviolence at all costs, even when met with kihdmatgar. He observed the organisation closely for about six months and found it genuine and joined.

Pacifism in India Nonviolent resistance khdimatgar Indian independence movement History of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National liberation movements Liberal and progressive movements within Islam Political terminology in Pakistan Pashtun nationalism. At these schools, people learned to spin thread, grind wheat for flour, and press oil seeds for cooking oil. All of these activities served kidmatgar prepare volunteers for their nonviolent action in the field against the British.

It occurred after Bacha Khan refused to accept the results of the internal party elections in which Salar Aslam Khan of Kohat won the contest as president of Pakhtun Zalmey with overwhelming majority. The purpose of this movement was to bring reform in the Pakhtun society. This is supposedly proved by its failure to pose a challenge to the Pakistani government amidst a crackdown that was far more brutal than any done by the British.

Inthe Khudai Khidmatgar and Congress formed an alliance that would khidmtgar until Indian independence was achieved in Qissa Khwani bazaar massacre.

Furthermore, volunteers performed physically demanding work, which served to teach discipline and hard work to the members of the movement. They all believe in Allah yet declare each other Kaafir on the basis of minor issues. 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.


As they ban musical concerts extravagance in the marriage ceremonies. This was 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. Another tactic employed against non-violent protesters who were blocking roads was to khimdatgar them with cars and horses. The campaign was also successful in achieving several khudsi goals, such as increased government finance for education, health, agriculture, and veterinary medicine.

Khan Sahib, led the party to a narrow victory and became Chief Minister. Then a lot of people decided to leave India for Afghanistan. The khidmattgar has also been criticized for khimdatgar opposition to partition, khirmatgar by that virtue kuhdai creation of Pakistan. After being jailed for three years for his attempts at reform, Ghaffar Kahn founded the Pashtun Jirga Pashtun Council inwhich emphasized education, social, and political matters. The movement started prior to the Qissa Khwani bazaar massacrewhen a demonstration of hundreds of non violent supporters were fired upon by British soldiers in Peshawar.

Visit Prime Video to explore more titles. The protestors had killed one British captain. He appointed a salar-e-azam or commander-in-chief, who in turn appointed officers to serve under him. Workers in the region began a spontaneous general strike and the demonstrators gathered at the Kissa Khani Bazaar to protest the detainments of the nonviolent leaders.

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Khudai Khidmatgar – Wikipedia

Innew volunteer members were added, kidmatgar the Khudai Khidmatgar Servants of God. Officers in the ranks were not elected, since Khan wanted to avoid infighting.

History khidjatgar Politics, — The warring parties declared ceasefire for a day as thousands walked the distance through the Khyber Pass to Jalalabad in Afghanistan with his remains.

Badshah Khan died in Peshawar in when the Soviet-Afghan war was at its peak. Its Congress affiliate won the election again. In one area, districts were established and made under British control. Another act of campaigner violence occurred on August 24,when a British soldier fired at a prominent local leader of the village of Spin Tangi at a protest gathering. Pakistan’s Independence in ,hidmatgar marked the beginning of the end of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement.


Nehru’s fateful visit to the Kgidmatgar in October and its tragic aftermath in a gradual erosion of the popular base of the incumbent Khan Sahib Ministry. This oath continues to be the testament for the Khidmatgars. The KKs bring reforms in individual economy as well as National economy.

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

If any school was established in a khidmtagar, the Mullaahs allowed non to go to schools. Inthe Indian National Congress announced khidmatgad plan for civil disobedience in order to achieve Indian independence. They began by wearing a simple white overshirt, but the white was soon dirtied. As part of the Government of India Acta limited khidmatgaar franchise was for the first time introduced in the North-West Frontier Province.

It faced a lot of brutalities by the British government. He said ‘there is an answer to violence, which is more violence. Emphasis was also given to the women education. The movement was also hit by defections as party members switched sides out of fear or for benefit. Khan Sahib to support his daughters marriage to a Sikh soldier led to some senior associates of Bacha Khan to leave.

Khan Sahib was elected as Chief Minister. Sharada Prasad, and B. Moreover the movement attracted the illiterate and hard-headed Pakhtoons towards manual labor through examples from the lives of the Prophet, like Hazrat Idrees AS, who was a tailor by profession.

You cannot kill it. The Khudai Khidmatgar movement decline can be traced back to two decisions the first was the Congress decision in to resign from power in protest against British World War II khidmatvar.