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Here are the names of some Muslims who died liberating India from Britishers, article is taken from http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/The-unsung-freedom-fighters/articleshow/6312588.cms
PATNA: Ask anybody who Bhagat Singh was or, for that matter, Ashfaqullah Khan. The reply will be they were freedom fighters who fought the British and were hanged for their rebellion. But nobody can say who was Ghasita Khalifa or Nandu Lal.
They were also freedom fighters who fought the British and hanged. But there is absolutely no mention of them in history books. The unsung freedom fighters got no recognition though they sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their motherland.
Now quite a few people know who Peer Ali Khan was. This martyr is now little known thanks to the state government’s decision to develop a children’s park opposite the residence of the Patna DM and name it after Khan who had been hanged at the same place in 1857.
But several other freedom fighters, who had been hanged or sent for rigorous imprisonment to Kala Pani’, Andamans, still remain unknown. For, history books do not include their names and the historians never made an attempt to dig out their sacrifices.
On July 7, 1857 as many as 30 rebels, including Peer Ali Khan, had been summarily tried in presence of then Patna commissioner William Tayler and 14 of them were handed out capital punishment.
Apart from Khan, others who were hanged to death were Ghasita Khalifa, Ghulam Abbas, Nandu Lal alias Sipahi, Jumman, Maduwa, Kajil Khan, Ramzani, Peer Bakhsh, Peer Ali, Wahid Ali, Ghulam Ali, Mahmood Akbar and Asrar Ali Khan. Hardly anybody ever heard these names.
As many as 13 others were awarded rigorous imprisonment with stakes and chains at that trial. They were Habibullah, Faiyaz Ali, Mirza Agha Mughal, Rajab Ali, Asghar Ali Beg, Deen Mahmood, Shiv Dayal, Bhanju, Jagdhar Singh, Sadat Ali, Bandhu, Munnu and Bihari. Nathu Chokar was ordered to be flogged and Peer Bakhsh Dafali and Sheikh Fakir were given life term.
The second trial was held on July 13, 1857 when Ghasita Doman, Kallu Khan and Paigambar Bakhsh were hanged and Ashraf Ali sentenced to 14 years of jail. At third trail on August 8, 1857 two more: Ausaf Husain and Chhedi Gwala were hanged and Sheikha Nabi Bakhsh, Rahmat Ali and Dilawar were awarded life imprisonment while Khwaja Amir Jan got 14 years jail term.
The list of these freedom fighters have been printed in a book recently published by the state archives department.
“It’s really very sad that these and many other people, who took active part in the freedom struggle and even sacrificed their lives, were forgotten,” said historian and Khuda Bakhsh Library director Imtiaz Ahmad. “There are numerous evidence to show that in the decades before the Upsurge of 1857, some eminent persons from Patna were active in mobilizing opinion and organizing support against the British,” he said.
Ahmadullah (1808-1881) was one such person who belonged to the family of the Ulema (clerics) of Sadiqpur in Patna. He was arrested by Tayler on charges of conspiracy to wage war against the Empire and was ferried to Andaman islands and his properties were confiscated.
Historian Qeyamuddin Ahmad wrote that all properties of Ahmadullah and others who were convicted or proclaimed as rebels were confiscated and their residential houses demolished. “The confiscated properties were sold at throwaway prices and out of the sale proceeds, totalling Rs 1,21,948, a Wahabi Fund was formed. Part of it was spent on the construction of a municipal market and on the expansion of the Patna College building,” the historian wrote.