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 reason was obvious that the Pakhtuns were following the already made stereotypes, so in this struggle the Khudai-Khidmatgar tried there best to eliminate the concept of deep rooted stereotypes from the Pashtoon society on the bases of social-cultural reforms and educational network. The campaign was also successful in achieving several short-term goals, such as increased government finance for education, health, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. Furthermore, volunteers performed physically demanding work, which served to teach discipline and hard work to the members of the movement.

However, the social effects of the movement have not survived.

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Khkdai and Politics, — The move shocked the British authorities who were forced to ease pressure on the KK. 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. Audible Download Audio Books.

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

Other alleged tactics ranged from poisoning [13] to the use of castrations against some Khudai Khidmatgar activists. An aborted attempt was made to bring Ghaffar Khan into the government as a minister as well as turning the KK movement into a national organization, but Ghaffar Khan turned down the offer.

Afterhe lived mostly in Pakistani prisons, detained by an Islamabad that never forgave him for opposing the Partition. Ganga Sagar, a year-old college student from Bikaner district, was an RSS activist when he came across Khidmatgars three years ago. Add the first question. It is not a new creed.

The members of the Khudai Khidmatgar pledged to serve the nation above all else using nonviolence at all costs, even when met with violence. As part of the Government of India Acta limited male franchise was for the first time introduced in the North-West Frontier Province.

Congress activists were arrested and a curfew was imposed on all movement for 24 hours. As a result, it has been seen as a secessionist movement in Pakistan, and in the s and s it was also perceived as pro communist, an argument that was used by conservative elements to discredit it as anti-Islam. Afghanistan and the Frontier. Despite that the movement was intrinsically non-sectarian. New persons took the Khudai Khidmatgar pledge in response, and surrounded the jail.

Lokashakti Login Email address Password. Ghaffar Khan returned to Peshawar in triumph on 29 August on what the Peshawar daily Khyber Mail called the happiest day of his life.


Under the influence of Abdul Ghaffar Khan the movement advocated non-violent protests and justified their actions through an Islamic context. Due to some unchangeable principles of Pushtunwali, the Pakhtun society was entangled in endless tribal feuds. He taught people that they should become involved in work outside of farming, so that the Indian population would not be completely dependent on the British. When the fighting ended, the government had arrested people, killed 80 and wounded many more.

Mohandas Gandhi View all quotes. The Khudai Khidmatgar campaign succeeded in educating Indians on the necessary nonviolent tactics to reform society so that, khidmargar time, the British could be ousted from India. The Khudai-Khidmatgar started the idea of non violence. Visit Prime Video to explore more titles. Though this lifestyle resembled that of a military soldier, with leaders within the movement given ranks as heads of units, nonviolence was always the emphasis.

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People were also taught information about prisons, which they might face for their khufai, and also the importance of nonviolence. We are the army of God By death or wealth unmoved, We march, our leader and we, Ready to die! The prohibit sqat money in cash and kind distributed at the same time of funeral.