13 Facts About Akali movement


The movement led to the introduction of the Sikh Gurdwara Bill in 1925, which placed all the historical Sikh shrines in India under the control of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

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Akali movement was started in 1920 by the Central Sikh League's political wing, the Akali Dal, which was founded in Amritsar in December 1920 and assisted the SGPC.

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The term Akali movement derives from the word Akal used in the Sikh scriptures.

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The main aim of the Akali movement was to have the Sikh gurdwaras released from the control of the traditional clergy, which had become powerful and ritualized.

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Non-violent Akali movement began in 1920, with the jathas, led by Kartar Singh Jhabbar, playing a major role.

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Akali movement initially resisted the takeover of the gurdwara by the Akalis, as it was her only source of income, but relented after she was offered a pension.

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Section of Akalis rejected the peaceful methods adopted by SGPC, and formed the breakaway Babbar Akali movement to seize the control of the gurdwaras using violent methods.

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Arrests of the militant leaders would follow, but the Babbar Akali movement Jatha, founded in August 1922 with the aim of defending the faith and political independence, would make overtures to ex-soldiers and the Akali movement reformers, as well as to Hindus and Muslims who opposed the authorities.

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The SGPC and Akali movement Dal were declared to be unlawful organizations on 12 October 1923, with the 60 members of the Jaito morcha committee arrested for treason against the Crown, though the members were replaced and the morcha continued.

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British Government considered the Akali movement to be a greater threat than Mahatma Gandhi's civil disobedience movement.

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Gandhi's propaganda makes its appeal mainly to the urban classes, which lack both the stamina and physical courage to oppose successfully even small bodies of police; the Akali campaign is essentially a rural movement, and its followers are men of fine physique with a national history of which the martial characteristics have been purposely kept alive both by Government and by the Sikhs themselves.

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The Akali movement fueled the anti-British Government feeling among the Sikhs.

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The Akali movement found support from almost all sections of the Sikh community, especially the peasantry, artisans, laborers, ex-soldiers, and emigrants returning from abroad.

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