Khudai Khidmatgar Movement was organized by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan popularly known as Bacha khan, on a non-violence approach to the. He started the Khudai Khidmatgar movement (Servants of God). Khudai Khidmatgar movement was a non-violent freedom struggle against the. The Khudai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) was a group founded by Abdul Ghaffar Khan in and its success in furthering the movement for Indian Independence.

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Pashtuns are Muslims; and religious leaders and Mullahs were known to have told parents that if their children went to school, they would go to hell.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement | Organized by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan popularly known as Bacha khan

This particular dress gave them distinction. Houses were burned down and stocks of grain were destroyed. He was not happy about his decision later, but kovement to argue that at that sensitive stage of the political struggle, he could only trust Ghani Khan. Khudai-Khidmatgar was basically a social movement that was initiated by Badshah Khan in Pakhtun dominated areas.

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 movenent all the seats of the provincial as well as national assemblies in the previous elections. Neither the Government Organizations had any arrangement for the education. Trained and uniformed, they served behind their officers and filed out into various villages to seek recruits. The decision to resign proved a pivotal moment in Indian history, in the Frontier it was instrumental in giving those groups that opposed the Khudai Khidmatgar movement the opportunity to broaden their constituency.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking in-text khudaii Use dmy dates from March Articles containing Pashto-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using Knudai There are Shias, Sunnis, Fiquies and Wahabis etc, each claiming himself right and the other wrong.


Despite the provocation and its obvious ambivalence over Pakistan’s creation, the Khudai Khidmatgar leaders reconvened at Sardaryab on 3 and 4 September and passed a resolution [23] that stated, “The Khudai Khidmagars regard Pakistan as their own country and pledge that they shall do their utmost to strengthen and safeguard its interest and moement every sacrifice for the cause; The dismissal of Dr.

It is good if it is given not as a custom but solely in the name of Allah. The members khudaai the Khudai Khidmatgar pledged to serve the nation above all else using nonviolence at all costs, even when met with violence. Insoldiers of the Garhwal Rifles refused to fire on non-violent protests led by Khudai Move,ent in Peshawar.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

It had played throughout on the Islamic theme. The Khudai Khidmatgar movement faced another crackdown for its role in the Quit India Movement after ; in that period it started facing increasing opposition from the Muslim League in the province. 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.

The views expressed by the writer are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Story Of Pakistan. This movement had and also has a deep influence on the Pashtoon society. It was socio-reformist movement, struggling for peace and harmony within the society by eliminating all the mess prevailing at that time in the Pushtoon society.

On April 23,Ghaffar Khan gave a speech in Utmanzai urging continued civil resistance. The schools of the Khudai Khidmatgar used poetry, skits, and music to reinforce concepts to the people.

When these migrants were leaving India via north-west frontier province they were khuddai warmly by the Khudai-Khidmatgars.


The Pashtun Jirga began publishing a journal called Pashtun. In one area, districts were established and made under British control. Lokashakti Login Email address Password.

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He appointed a salar-e-azam or commander-in-chief, who in turn appointed officers to serve under him. But nothing can conquer nonviolence. The purpose of this movement was to bring reform in the Pakhtun society.

The police and government were given unlimited authority, which resulted in more violence against protestors. So, every section of the Pushtoon society saw a ray of hope in the manifesto of Khudai- Khidmatgar movement. This offer was put forth in the Frontier province, and was accepted by the Khudai Kidmatgars on August Seeking allies, leaders approached the Muslim League and Indian National Congress ; after being rebuffed by the former inthe movement formally joined the Congress Party.

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. Another attempt was made by senior KK leaders to approach Sir Fazli Hussain a senior Punjabi leader of the Unionist party pleading for assistance against the crackdown which was dismissed.

Despite the initial closeness between Ghaffar Khan and Ali, the harshness of their critique of Gandhi contrasted poorly with the patience shown by Gandhi in Ghaffar Khan’s eyes.