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Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi

Muzaffarpur, Bihar

August 23, 2021


Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi was born in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar. He was a political activist, who left studies in order to follow Gandhiji. He joined the Non-Cooperation Movement in the year 1921. He attended the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Session held at Ahmedabad (1921), and supported the 'Poorna Swaraj' motion demanded by Hasrat Mohani. The motion was opposed by Mahatma Gandhi and failed.

Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi met Gandhiji at Sabarmati Ashram. He was a representative of the Central Khilafat Committee, who later took charge of the Calcutta Khilafat Committee. He was arrested while participating in a protest march led by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. Later, he was released. In the year 1942, a search operation was undertaken at his house. This pushed him to work secretly. He also opposed the two-nation theory initiated by Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He served as the first General Secretary of the All India Jamhur Muslim League, which was established to counter the All India Muslim League demanding a separate nation.