Monday, September 17, 2007

Hyderabad's Independence !

Today is the day when Hyderabad (entire Nizam State which is composed of Telengana region in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of North Karnataka and Maharashtra) was integrated into the Indian Union in 1948.

While entire India attained Independence from the British on 14th August 1947, Hyderabad could able to celebrate Independence on 17th September 1948. The Nizam of Hyderabad (richest Man in the World in 1947) refused to surrender, Indian Army captured Hyderabad through what is famously called as "Police Action" - thanks to the timely action of India's first Home Minister, and Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The name given to the Police Action is "Operation Polo".
No wonder Hyderabad honored this great man by naming the second longest road on his name. Longest road is Mahatma Gandhi Road.

Qasim Razvi, who headed the dreaded Ittehad-ul-muslimeen slaughtered hundreds of Hindus who are supporting the freedom movement under the leadership of Swami Ramananda Teertha.

The slaughtering forced Indian Army to enter Hyderabad even as the talks were going on between the Indian Army and the Nizam forces.
Indian Army quickly decimated the Razakars and Qasim Razvi escaped to Pakistan, where they were more than happy to give him asylum.

Here are few links that would give you information on the same:
Hyderabad Political History

Razakar Movement

Operation Polo

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