The Kakori incident was an incident that occurred in 1925 during India’s independence movement. This is also known as Kakori train robbery. In the history of India’s fight for independence from British colonial rule, the Kakori Conspiracy has deep significance.
This included revolutionaries belonging to the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), led by Ram Prasad Bismil, who attempted to rob a train carrying government money. Its purpose was to raise funds for its revolutionary activities against British colonial rule. Although the attempt failed, it became an important event in India’s freedom struggle. This incident was carried out by members of Hindustan Republican Association.
Now the Uttar Pradesh government has changed the name of ‘Kakori incident’ to ‘Kakori Train Action’.
The importance of this incident in those times can be understood from the fact that Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh has also written in great detail on this incident. Bhagat Singh had started a series in the Punjabi magazine Kirti published in those days, in which he used to write in Punjabi language about the hero of Kakori incident.
Kakori Train Robbery
In the beginning of the 20th century, there was an increase in revolutionary activities aimed at liberating India from British rule. Amidst this excitement, the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), led by prominent revolutionaries such as Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, Chandrashekhar Azad and others, looked for new ways to finance their movement.
A group of revolutionaries planned to rob a train in Kakori, a small town near Lucknow. Their goal was to rob a train carrying British government money. The primary objective behind this adventure was to obtain resources for their revolutionary activities.
This incident took place on the night of August 9, 1925. That night, armed revolutionaries disguised as common passengers stopped the train, looted its treasury and tried to take over the money allotted for the British administration. However, the plan did not unfold as expected and the authorities immediately intervened. A series of events led to the capture of many revolutionaries involved in the Kakori Action.
The robbery was planned by Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaq Ullah Khan. It was carried out by Bismil, Khan, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajendra Lahiri, Sachindra Bakshi, Keshav Chakraborty, Murari Lal Khanna (Gupta), Banwari Lal, Mukundi Lal Gupta and Manmathanath Gupta. The target was the guard cabin, which was carrying money collected from various railway stations to be deposited in Lucknow. Although the revolutionaries did not target any passengers, a passenger named Ahmed Ali was killed in a shootout between the guards and the revolutionaries. This made it a case of murder. For this reason the British prosecuted the revolutionaries.
According to official records, 40 people were arrested during the trial. Chandrashekhar Azad, who could not be captured, reorganized the HRA and ran the organization until 1931. He shot himself after receiving his last bullet at Chandrashekhar Azad Park (then Alfred Park) in an encounter with police on 27 February.
What is the new name of Kakori incident?
When did Kakori action take place?
This incident was carried out on August 9, 1925.
Where did Kakori Action take place?
Kakori, Kakori is a town and nagar panchayat located in Lucknow district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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