Revolutionary Movements for the India Independence

Revolutionary Movements for India Independence: The Indian freedom struggle against the British government lasted for a long time. Though it was in our favor, it took many years and many lives. Some of them are worth to be discussed.

The first of them is the Kakori Conspiracy of 1925. It was, actually a train robbery done by Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan in Kakori, a place located near Lucknow. The train was carrying goods of the British Government, and the Indian patriots looted it to get money so that they could continue their freedom struggle.

The Central Assembly Bomb Case of 1929 was another revolutionary movement of India before freedom. Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were two young freedom fighters who threw a bomb at the Central Assembly of the British Government.

During the Indian freedom struggle, the Delhi Conspiracy of 1912 was also in limelight. It was about the assassination of the then Viceroy of India Lord Hardinge.

These were some lesser-known but important revolutionary movements of the Indian freedom struggle. They changed the history of the country and brought independence to us.

The prince of Mudhol, Ghorpade, had accepted British overlordship. But the Bedas (hunters), a martial community, were seething with dissatisfaction under the new dispensation. The British proclaimed the Disarming Act of 1857 whereby men possessing firearms had to register them and secure a license before 10 November 1857. Babaji Nimbalkar, a soldier thrown out of job from Satara Court, had advised these people not to lose their hereditary right to own arms.

South India

Meanwhile, the Bedas and other armed men from the neighboring villages of Mantur, Bodoni, and Alagundi assembled at Halagali. The administrator reported the matter to Major Malcolm, the Commander at the nearby army headquarters, who sent Col. Seton Karr to Halagali on 29 November.

The insurgents, numbering 500, did not allow the British to enter Halagali. There was a fight during the night. On 30 November, Major Malcolm came with 29th Regiment from Bagalkot. They set fire to the village and many insurgents died, including Babaji Nimbalkar.

Violent revolutionary activities never took firm root in South India. The only violent act attributed to the revolutionaries was the assassination of the Collector of Tirunelveli (Tinnevelly).