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.
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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