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 crackdown that followed culminated with the Babra Sharif massacre. People were also taught information about prisons, which they might face for khiddmatgar protests, and also the importance of nonviolence. In retaliation, the village was attacked and multiple individuals were killed at the hands of the British troops. The movement is also against sectarianism. His Place in History. Khudai Khidmatgars has volunteers in 14 states and, according to Faisal they number about 10, It gradually became more political as its members khidmatagr being targeted by the British Raj.

Its Congress affiliate won the election again. This would help them to put the Pashtoon society on the path of development. Bacha Khan as its founder seemed to be influenced by the realisation that whenever British troops were faced with an armed uprising they eventually always overcame the rebellion.

While the Ghaffar Khan family maintains a hold over the political philosophy of the movement, its history has largely been wiped out from official memory khkdmatgar Pakistan.

Khudai Khidmatgar

While the Congress government remained in power briefly it was eventually dismissed by the Governor under the orders of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Kgidmatgar. This oath continues to be the testament for the Khidmatgars. 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.


The Provincial Jirgah was the ultimate authority.

The language of politics is important, Faisal points out. Therefore under the patronage of Haji Sahib Turangzai A. Unfortunately, khidmqtgarcivil disobedience was suspended throughout India, and it would not be until that independence was achieved. Full Cast and Crew. Other alleged tactics ranged from poisoning [13] to the use of castrations against some Khudai Khidmatgar activists.

Last accessed 22 March Though many of the protestors were committed to nonviolence, there were some armed protestors, who incited a riot.

God is our king, And great is he, We serve our Lord, His slaves are we! When the fighting ended, the government had arrested people, killed 80 and wounded many more. They all believe in Allah yet declare each other Kaafir on the basis of minor issues. The Surgical Strike 0. The move shocked the British authorities who were forced to ease pressure on the KK.

Furthermore, volunteers performed physically demanding work, which served to teach discipline and hard work to the members of the movement.

He successfully stopped an attempted rapprochement between Ghaffar Khan and Muhammad Ali Jinnah by stopping a planned meeting between the two citing security threats. In one area, districts were established and made under British control.

Khudai Khidmatgar – Wikipedia

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. 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 session ended badly with Maulana Shaukat Ali nearly being attacked by one member from the Punjab. At this point, many people were outraged by the Kissa Khani Bazaar Massacre, and protestors began to khidmaygar to violence against the British.

Pageviews for each item are divided by khudaj aggregate number of pageviews generated by the items displayed. 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.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

He had come to make his escape to Nazi Germany via Afghanistan. Events Calendar Add an Event. He now leads Ram-Rahim Shanthi Sena, part of Khudai Khidmatgars, and campaigns against alcoholism and for communal harmony.

Ghaffar Khan approved the plan and traveled throughout the frontier with the Khudai Khidmatgar, encouraging people to take part in the Congress civil disobedience campaign. Ghaffar Khan founded several reform movements prior to the formation of the Khudai Khidmatgar, the Anjumen-e Islah ul-Afghan khuudaithe farmers’ organisation Anjuman-e Zamidaran in and the youth movement Pashtun Jirga in Each title khidai ranked according to its share of pageviews among the items displayed.

Khan drew his first recruits from the young men who had graduated from his schools.