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Shahjahanpur District Uttar Pradesh

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History of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Shahjahanpur City was established by Diler Khan and Bahadur Khan, sons of Dariya Khan, a soldier in the army of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Both Diler Khan and Bahadur Khan were dignitaries in the regime of Shahjahan. Pleased with the services of Diler Khan, Shahjahan gave him 14 villages with the permission to construct fort. Diler Khan developed a fort at Nainar Khera, situated on the rivers Garrah and Khannaut. He also established 52 types of Pathan's Caste. Today most of the mohallas are included in the name of these castes.

There are two mazars which connect Shahjahanpur city from one corner to the other corner. One majar is of Shaheed Ahmad Ullah Shah, a great freedom fighter of the 1857 struggle, and another is Shaheed Ashfaqallah Khan ( of Kakori Kand ). Maulvi Ahamad Ullah Shah began his struggle in Faizabad (U.P.). From there, he went to Shahjahanpur, where his life ended. Seventy years later, Ashfaqullah initiated a struggle against the British government and was hanged in the prison of Faizabad.

Shahjahanpur made a considerable contribution to the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Nana Sahib Peshwa of Bithur, Shahjade from Delhi, Ahmad Ullah Shah from Faizabad and Khan Badahur Khan from Bareilly united here and planned for further actions in the struggle. Maulvi Ahamad Ullah Shah was killed by British forces in Powayan.

Freedom Movement :

There are two "MAJARs" which connect Shahjahanpur City. One "MAJAR" is of "SHAHID AHAMAD ULLAH SHAH" - a great freedom fighter of 1857's struggle while another is of "SHAHID ASHFAQULLAH KHAN (KAKORI KAND)". Maulvi Ahamad Ullah Shah started his struggle from Faizabad (U.P.). From there, he came at Shahjahanpur. His life ended at Shahjahanpur. After 70 years, Ashfaqullah initiated struggle against British Government.
Due to a great freedom fighter, British Government hanged him in the prison of Faizabad. The way which connects these "MAJARs" is called "SHAHID RAMPRASAD BISMIL MARG". There is a old building of Arya Samaj temple in the way in which Ramprasad Bismil resided during freedom movement. "SHAHID ROSHAN SINGH" also belongs to Shahjahanpur.
Shahjahanpur,contributed a great role in freedom movement of 1857 between district Bareilly and Lucknow. At a time, NANA SAHIB PESHWA , SHEHJADE from Delhi, AHAMAD ULLAH SHAH from Faizabad and KHAN BAHADUR KHAN from Bareilly united here and planned for further improvements in struggle. Unfortunately, Maulvi Ahamad Ullah Shah was died by British Government in Powayan.
Even, in the struggle of 1857 freedom fighters Maulvi Ahamad Ullah Shah, Nazim Ali and Bakshi could not get success but later SHAHID RAMPRASAD BISMIL, ASHFAQULLAH KHAN and ROSHAN SINGH from Shahjahanpur gave their major contribution in "FREEDOM MOVEMENT". Ramprasad Bismil with their friends made a society "MITRAVEDI SANGH" in the leadership of Shri Gendalal Dixit. Main motto of it was to collect funds for struggle. But, there was a lack in funds, so they started Robbery. Ramprasad Bismil was main accused of "MAINPURI KAND".
After, "CHORI-CHORA KAND" , Mahatama Gandhi postponed movement. Then, Ramprasad Bismil made "HINDUSTAN ASSOCIATION" with Shri Yogesh Chatterjee. To implement the plan, there was a need of fund. First they collected "Contribution". But, this contribution was not enough to overcome PLAN. So, they started robbery.
On, 9 August, 1925, CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD, BISMIL, ASHFAQULLAH KHAN and LAHRI robbered Government Funds near "KAKORI" railway station. On, 26th December, 1925,40 persons were arrested in this case. Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, Roshan Singh, Premkishan Khanna, Banvari Lal, Hargovind, Indra Bhusan, Jagdish and Banarasi were from Shahjahanpur. British Government decided this case on 19 December, 1927. Shri Ramprasad Bismil hanged in the prison of Gorakhpur, Shri Ashfaqullah Khan hanged in the prison of Faizabad and Shri Roshan Singh hanged in the prison of Malaka (Allahabad). This was a great contibution of these freedom fighters who belong to Shahjahanpur in "FREEDOM MOVEMENT".


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