Monday, June 8, 2009

Anjuman-i-Mohibban-i-Wattan




Anjuman-i-Mohibban-i-Wattan:
It was a society started by Ajit Singh in Punjab. He was an Arya Samajist. He is more identified as the uncle of Martyr Bhagat Singh.
Anjuman-i-Mohibban-Wattan translates to "Society of lovers of their country' in English. It was started on Extremist lines. Under the aegis of this society, Sardar Ajit Singh started an agitation against the increased water rates of Chennab and Bari Doab irrigation canals. He was deported in May 1907 along with Lala Lajpat Rai.



Sources: Sarkar Sumit, Modern India 1885-1947, 1990, Macmillan Publication.



Digital Library Source: Internet Archive : Political Agitators in India: Private and Confidential: Contributed to the Internet Archive by University of Tronto as accessed on June 8, 2009. IST 8.23 AM.



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