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Mohammed Din

Central Delhi, Delhi

June 21, 2024 to June 21, 2026

Mohammed Din was born in 1897, was a resident of Delhi and the son of  Khuda Baksh. His life took a significant turn in the spring of 1919, amidst the turbulence of colonial India's struggle for independence. The Rowlatt Act, enacted by the British colonial government, had sparked widespread outrage and resistance across the country. This Act allowed the authorities to imprison individuals suspected of sedition without trial, effectively curtailing civil liberties and stifling dissent.

On 30 March 1919, Mohammed joined a large public demonstration in Delhi to protest against the Rowlatt Act. The atmosphere was charged with a mix of determination and tension as people from all walks of life gathered to voice their opposition. The demonstration was a part of a broader wave of protests sweeping the nation, as Indians united in their demand for justice and the repeal of oppressive laws.

However, the peaceful demonstration soon turned tragic. An Army unit, deployed to suppress the protest, opened fire on the unarmed crowd. Mohammed Din was among those who were struck by the bullets. He sustained a severe bullet wound and, despite the immediate efforts of fellow protesters to save him, he succumbed to his injuries later that day. His death, like that of many others, underscored the brutality of colonial rule and further galvanized the Indian independence movement.

Details are mentioned in ‘Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs’, Volume I, published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

Source: Tajveer Singh, Contributor for CCRT.