Jan Muhammad Junejo

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Barrister Jan Muhammad Junejo: (Urdu:جان محمد جونيجو, title: Raees-Ul-Muhajireen: رۂيس المھاجرين) born in 1886 Larkana, Sindh. was a prominent leader of the Khilafat Movement and took active part in their struggle against the British Raj. He died "soon after" February 1921.

Barrister Junejo was leading landlord and politician from larkana took a strong part in Tehreek khilafat at very young age and the large number of intending muhajireen began to register their name and 25 thousand originally announced accompanied by their families, left for Peshawar under Barrister Junejo. Attempt to stop them did not succeed. The rail fare of the entire kafila amounting to thousand of rupees was paid by Barrister Junejo from his own pocket. Wherever the train stop the emotional scene were witnessed the local people turned out to welcome the thousands of muhajireens who were garlanded and showered with gifts and money speeches were made and recited in their honour at the wazirabad junction when some people began to cry in response to such overtures Barrister Junejo stopped them from doing so saying that it was not the occasion for the crying but time for action, they are going to Kabul not to eat grapes and pomegranates of kandahar but to save Islam.

References[edit]

  • Qureshi, M. Naeem. Pan-Islam in British Indian Politics: A Study of the Khilafat Movement, 1918–1924. Brill Academic Publishers. p. 224. ISBN 978-90-04-11371-8.