Babrra massacre

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The Babrra massacre occurred on 12th of August, 1948 in the Charsadda District of the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pukhtunkhwa) of Pakistan, when unarmed workers of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement were fired upon by the provincial government[1] on the orders of the then Chief Minister Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan.[2] 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 properties.[3] Claims regarding deaths in the massacre range from 600 to more than 1000 people and many more injured.[4]


  1. ^ Miscreants and militants DAWN. Retrieved September 15 2008
  2. ^ Pakistan: History and Politics, 1947-1971 (1 April 2002) by M.Rafique Afzal p38 OUP Pakistan ISBN 0-19-579634-9
  3. ^ نن بابړه کې د وژل شوؤ سوؤنو پښتنو ورځ نمانځل کیږي - VoA
  4. ^ زه بابړه یم - Noor ul Bashar Naveed

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.