What is Khilafat Movement and its importance? | Consequences of Khilafat Movement in India

August 16th, 2010| In India.

What is Khilafat Movement and its importance? | Consequences of Khilafat Movement in India

Khilafat MovementTurkey was defeated by Britain in the First World War.  Britain was very harsh with Turkey.  As the Turkey sultan was a leader of Khalif Muslim community, the Muslims in India were unhappy with the British Government.  In protest against the treatment meted out at Turkey, Khilafat Committee was formed under the leadership of Mohammed Ali and Shaukat Ali.  Their main aim was to reiterate the honour of Turkey Sultan.  Gandhiji has given support to this movement as he thought that it would do a lot of good for the unity of Hindus and Muslims. Non-co operation movement was started around the same time in 1920.  Not giving cooperation to the British government and non payment of taxes etc were followed.  Indians had requested the British government to give back the countries to Turkey Sultan.  When the Khilafat movement was at its peak Mustafa Kemal had replaced the Sultan of Turkey and announced Turkey a non religious country.  Khilafat Movement had ended with this.

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