Razakars (Hyderabad)

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Razakars were private militia organized by Qasim Razvi which supporter the rule of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII and resist the integration of Hyderabad State into India. Eventually, the Indian army routed the Razakars and the group was disbanded after India annexed the state.

Qasim Razvi, the military chief of Hyderabad State, fled to Pakistan where he was granted asylum. Majlis, a contemporary political party in the present Hyderabad owes its foundations to Qasim Razvi.

Etymology[change | change source]

Razakar literally means volunteer. There were types of Razakars: muslim Razakar,Hindu razakar, Reddy razakar and congress Razakars. They all in turn supported Qasim Razvi.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Nizam of Hyderabad led life simpler than Mahatma Gandhi' - ummid.com". www.ummid.com.