Babrra massacre

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Coordinates: 34°08′58″N 71°44′34″W / 34.1494°N 71.7428°W / 34.1494; -71.7428

The Babrra massacre occurred on 12 August 1948 in the Charsadda District of the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pukhtunkhwa) of Pakistan, when unarmed members of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement on the orders of the then Chief Minister Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan.[1] The protest was against the promulgation of Public Safety Ordinance by the provincial governor and the resulting arrests of Khudai Khidmatgar leaders and confiscations of property.[2] Different sources state various numbers of people killed in this massacre, some as high as 600.[3] Even larger numbers were injured.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistan: History and Politics, 1947-1971 (1 April 2002) by M.Rafique Afzal p38 OUP Pakistan ISBN 0-19-579634-9
  2. ^ نن بابړه کې د وژل شوؤ سوؤنو پښتنو ورځ نمانځل کیږي - VoA
  3. ^ زه بابړه یم - Noor ul Bashar Naveed
  4. ^ M.S. Korejo (1993). The Frontier Gandhi: His Place in History. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ Afzal, M.Rafique (1 April 2002) Pakistan: History and Politics, 1947–1971.p38 OUP Pakistan ISBN 0-19-579634-9

Further reading[edit]

  • Gandhi, Rajmohan (2004) Ghaffar Khan: Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns, Penguin Books India, New Delhi.
  • Khan, Khan Abdul Ghaffar (1969), My Life and Struggle, hind Pocket Books, Delhi.