• Associate Sponsor

Balochs mark Frontier Gandhi’s death anniversary

The India Pakhtoon Jirga-e-Hind,an organisation of the people from Baluchistan,on Sunday observed the 21st death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan,who was also known as Frontier Gandhi.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 16, 2009 2:31 am

The India Pakhtoon Jirga-e-Hind,an organisation of the people from Baluchistan,on Sunday observed the 21st death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan,who was also known as Frontier Gandhi.

In the backdrop of this programme,they demanded to be registered as a recognised organisation in the state.

The Baluchistani people,moreover,also want an Indian Citizenship as they have been living in the city for several decades.

“We celebrate every festival,take part in every political move and are living here for several decades. So why cannot we get the citizenship,” said Yasmin Nigar Khan,great grand daughter of Frontier Gandhi and president of All India Pakhtoon Jirge-e-Hind.

According to Khan,around 2,000 people live in the city and around 32 lakh are in the country. “We want recognition in the country that can make us feel secured in the country,” added Khan. Khan said no school or park has been named after the leader,whereas there are several schools and parks in the city which have been named after several Indian leaders and freedom fighters.

“We will set up Badshah Khan Women and Children Welfare Association soon in the memory of our great leader,” added Khan.

For all the latest Kolkata News, download Indian Express App

  1. No Comments.