Support to Hyderabad Satyagraha by Government and People of The Central Provinces and Berar

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Johari, Dr. Shubha (2013)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences | Hyderabad Satyagraha

The Hyderabad Satyagraha was one of important issues that the first Congress Ministry of the Central Provinces and Berar had to face during its short tenure. The supporters of Hyderabad Satyagraha from outside Hyderabad used Berar as springboard, and used common border between the territories of Hyderabad State and Berar to send volunteers across to Hyderabad State. Although the Congress Ministry did stop the people from crossing the border and refused to give any information to Hyderabad administration regarding Jatthas (groups) of supporters who intended to go across the border, they did not support the Satyagraha openly. The Satyagraha was launched by the Arya Samaj and Hindu Mahasabha as a protest against persecution of Hindus by the Nizam Government of Hyderabad. The Arya Samajists had the evidence of forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam, imposition of Urdu on Hindu students and neglect of Hindu shrines and accused the Nizam of adopting anti-Hindu policy . The Arya Samaj tried to limit the agitation to religious and cultural issues, and avoided giving it a political or communal colour
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