Prelims 315

With reference to Khuda-i-Khidmatgar movement, consider the following statements:
1. It was started by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.
2. It was a violent movement.
3. It started during Quit India Movement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
3 only
Explanation :
In 1929, the Khuda-i-Khidmatgars (Servants of God) movement, led by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, was started to oppose the British in India’s Northwest Frontier Province non-violently. Ghaffar Khan and the Khudai Khidmatgar movement inspired thousands of Pashtuns (also called Pathans), who were known as fierce warriors, and others to lay down their arms and use civil resistance to challenge British rule. Hence, statements 2 & 3 are incorrect.