Who was Called the Frontier Gandhi?

By Balaji

Updated on: February 17th, 2023

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was called Frontier Gandhi. He was a member of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). He continued to strongly oppose the idea of ​​partition along with Mahatma Gandhi. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun leader. Abdul Ghaffar Khan was born on 6 February 1890 in Utmanzai, Hashtnagar in a Sunni Muslim Pashtun family. They lived at that time in Jindi-e, a branch of the Swat River in the Punjab province of British India.

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Frontier Gandhi

More information about the Frontier Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is given below:

  • At the age of 20, Khan opened a madrasa in his hometown of Utmanzai in 1910.
  • Thereafter in 1911, he joined the freedom movement of Pashtun activist Haji Sahib of Turangzai.
  • British colonial authorities closed Khan’s madrasa by 1915, believing that pro-India independence activism was a threat to their dominance.
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was also known as Badshah Khan or Bacha Khan.
  • He was the founder of a powerful non-violent movement among the Pathans of his province known as Khudai Khidmatgar.
  • He strongly opposed the partition of India.
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan criticized his Congress colleagues for agreeing to the partition of Pakistan into the Muslim-majority Dominion of Pakistan and the Hindu-majority Dominion of India in 1947.

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