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August 20, 2015 / subramanyam

A Tribute to the Frontier Gandhi

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, the Pathan who spoke about non violence and peace is also fondly called as the frontier Gandhi.  A true nationalist, Khan saab founded Khudai Khidmatgar, an organisation of Pashtun’s that fought the British using non violence and peace as weapons.   He opposed partition and when the country was indeed partitioned he was left with pain.  The North West Frontier Province that he beloged to initially wanted to be with India.  “You have thrown us to wolves”  Badshah Khan reportedly told the Congressmen when he knew about the partition.  Here are two documentaries that speak about a great man who was and is famous & respected  in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

Here is another one.


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