Ashfaqulla Khan

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The Inspirational Story of "Ashfaqulla Khan "

Born in Shahjahan Pur in Uttar Pradesh, Ashfaqullah Khan was an Indian Independence Revolutionary who was instrumental in conspiring Kakori Train Robbery. He came in the fight for freedom after Mahatma Gandhi’s call for non-cooperation but unfollowed him when he withdrew from the movement.

Birth: Khan was born on 22nd Octobrt 1900, in Shahjahanpur, India to Shafiq Ullah Khan and Mazharunissa.

Adult Life: Mahatma Gandhi launched his anti-British non-cooperation movement in India in 1920. Gandhi, on the other hand, chose to call off the movement. Many young people, including Khan, were unhappy at the time. Khan then resolved to establish a group of like-minded freedom fighters, which resulted in the foundation of the Hindustan Republican Association in 1924.

Trigger point in his life: The revolutionaries of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association resolved to rob the government money carried in the trains to strengthen their movement and buy rifles and ammunition to continue operating. Khan and the other rebels carried out their plot on August 9, 1925.

Khan intended to study engineering in order to contribute to the independence struggle, so he travelled to Delhi to look for methods to leave the country. He solicited the help of one of his pals, but that person betrayed him by telling the police of his whereabouts. He was sentenced to death.

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