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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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The movement has also been criticized for its opposition to partition, and by that virtue the creation of Pakistan. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

The men wore red uniforms and the women black. 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.

It had no connection as such with the Khudai Khidmatgars. Emphasis was also given to the women education. Ghaffar Khan returned to Peshawar in triumph on 29 August on what the Peshawar daily Khyber Mail called the happiest day of his life.

Ghaffar Khan had realized that migration is not the solution of the multifarious problems they faced. The government of the Khudai Khidmatgars was dismissed and their movement banned.

The crackdown that followed culminated with the Babra Sharif massacre. As movment of the Government of India Acta limited male franchise was for the first time introduced in the North-West Frontier Province.


This unnerved many Indian officers working in the region as in those days of conservative India it was considered a grave insult to attack women, more khidmatgqr in a conservative Pashtun society. So, every section of the Pushtoon society saw a ray of hope in the manifesto of Khudai- Khidmatgar 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. History and Politics, — At the beginning of the 20th century Pashtun society was colonized, stagnant, violent, worn down by feuds, inequalities, factionalism, poor social cooperation, and plain ignorance.

On Congress directive the ministries in eight out of eleven provinces resigned in protest against Britain’s not promising India independence after the War.

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Then a lot of people decided to leave India for Khidmatar. To achieve his objectives, Anjumen-i-Islah-ul-Afghana, the society for the reformation of the Afghans mofement formed by Ghaffar Khan in April1, While at these training camps, individuals cleaned houses of nonmembers in the movement in order to gain support from outsiders.

K quotes the Holy Prophet as saying: 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.

He said ‘there is an answer to violence, which is more violence. More importantly, such demanding activities trained volunteers for nonviolent war with khudsi British. Lodi dynasty Suri dynasty Hotak dynasty Durrani dynasty Barakzai dynasty more. This was a local battle in the North-West Frontier Province, but the Khudai Khidmatgar was also part of khuda Indian National Congress and was involved in the national struggle for Indian independence.


However, by5, members of the Khudai Khidmatgar and 2, members of the Congress Party were arrested. The movement was also hit by defections as party members switched sides out of fear or for benefit.

Khan’s Ministry in because of the events of World War 2, British tactics towards the movement changed to employ divide-and-rule tactics through the instigation of sectarian and communal tensions over brute force.

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. When these migrants were leaving India via north-west frontier province they were welcomed warmly by the Khudai-Khidmatgars. Inthe Afridis, a large Pashtun war tribe, violently invaded Pashtun in response to the carnage wreaked by the government. Forced labor, physical violence, torture, and even sexual abuse were common actions taken against jhidmatgar Khudai Khidmatgar volunteers.

Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

Houses were burned down and stocks of grain were destroyed. Khan set up a network of committees called jirgasnamed and modelled after the traditional tribal councils.

Jihad Abdul Ghaffar Khan.

We were human beings, but we should not cry or express in any way that we were injured or weak.