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Mohammed Ismail

Central Delhi, Delhi

June 21, 2024 to June 21, 2026

Mohammed Ismail, born in 1909, was a resident of Delhi and the son of Mohammad Din. He actively participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930, a pivotal campaign in India's struggle for independence. This movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi, sought to resist British rule through nonviolent means, including protests, non-cooperation, and defiance of oppressive laws.

Ismail’s involvement in the movement underscored his commitment to India's fight for freedom. His life was cut short during a demonstration in Delhi. On May 6, 1930, Delhi citizens organized a procession to protest the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi, who had been detained by the British authorities due to his leadership in the Civil Disobedience Movement. The protest aimed to voice dissent against the colonial government’s oppressive measures and to demand the release of their revered leader.

The peaceful procession, however, was met with brutal resistance. The police, attempting to quell the protest, resorted to lathi-charge and opened fire on the unarmed demonstrators. During this violent crackdown, he was killed, becoming one of the many martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the quest for India's independence. Ismail’s death highlighted the harsh realities of British colonial rule.

Details 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.

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