February 28, 2024

WHY IN THE NEWS?

Uttar Pradesh government has renamed a landmark freedom movement called “Kakori Train Conspiracy” as “Kakori Train Action” and paid tributes to the revolutionaries who were hanged for robbing a train at Kakori in Uttar Pradesh.

About:

  • Revolutionaries had robbed the train in order to buy weapons in 1925.
  • Family members of the freedom fighters were also honoured on this occasion.
  • Those revolutionaries were some passionate people who were having a single goal of independence of India from British rule. So, the name was changed considering that, they did not commit any conspiracy as they were fighting for freedom.
  • Freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan and Roshan Singh were hanged to death on December 19, 1927, for their involvement in Kakori robbery.

Kakori Train Action

It was a train robbery that took place on August 9, 1925, in a village called Kakori near Lucknow during the Indian Independence Movement against British Raj. The robbery was organised by Hindustan Republican Association (HRA). It was conceived by Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan. HRA was established to carry out revolutionary activities against British Empire with the objective of achieving independence.

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