Kakori Conspiracy : Kakori Train action heroes Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan and Roshan Singh | Kakori Conspiracy: ‘Freedom Voters’ robbed the train, the accident that ignited the flame of freedom in India

When did the Kakori incident happen?

There was anger against the slavery of the British in the country and both money and weapons were needed to counter them. This was well understood by the revolutionaries and therefore they looted the government treasury kept in a train passing through Kakori, UP on 9 August 1925 for the purpose of buying arms. The revolutionaries involved in robbing the train were associated with the ‘Hindustan Republic Association’.

How the revolutionaries executed the ‘Kakori Train Action’

A train ran from Kakori railway station located between Hardoi and Lucknow, which contained the treasury of British rule. A total of 10 freedom fighters, including Thakur Roshan Singh, Ashfaq Ulla Khan, Pandit Ramprasad Bismil, boarded a train from Kakori railway station on 9 August 1925. When this train was at a distance of 8 miles from Lucknow, 3 of these youths stopped the train midway and others looted the treasure kept in the train.

Which pistol was used in the Kakori incident?

This loot was about 8 thousand rupees at that time, which surprised the British rule. During this there was also firing from both sides, in which the revolutionaries used German-made Mauser pistols. One passenger was killed in this accident. The British rule could not believe that Indians who spoke of non-violence could carry out such an incident.

Which revolutionaries were caught after the Kakori incident?

This incident stirred up the British rule and started the search for the revolutionaries involved in this loot. During this, a case was registered against 40 members of the Hindustan Republic Association. They were accused of protecting the revolutionaries. After this, in 1927, the British government sentenced Rajendranath Lahiri, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ulla Khan and Thakur Roshan Singh to death for the robbery of the train.

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The flame of freedom flared up in India

Although many attempts were made to save these revolutionaries from hanging, Madan Mohan Malviya himself also tried, but his efforts did not succeed as the British government had already decided.

Even though these four revolutionaries were hanged by the British government, but it ignited the flame of freedom all over India. After this, the resentment among Indians against the British increased day by day, due to which the condition of the British started deteriorating with the passage of time.

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