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Why Bhopal Couldn’t See Tricolour Unfurl on August 15, 1947 in Bhopal

Bhopal: On August 15, 1947, when the Indians awoke in a free nation, the people of Bhopal have fought to deploy a national flag, much less to enjoy the new freedom that was achieved after decades of sacrifice and struggle .

The last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan, has not acceded to the Indian state nor authorized the celebrations. Some Khan support elements continued to display the Pakistan flag in several places leading to tension, according to historians.

“Orders However, freedom fighters, no doubt dodging Nawab, managed to hoist the tricolor flag at the historic Jumerati post office in the old town,” said Rasool Khan, originally from the Jumerati region.

The octogenarian Rameshwar Thakur, a resident of the Bhopal Talkies region says that it was the only place in Bhopal where a tricolor was raised in India became a free country.

The ruined structure of the postal department is still a proud existence here, as locals have no idea of ​​the historical significance of this building.

Support from Pakistan Khan has left a man confused and he was still undecided when India was released on 15 August.

Jinnah was invited to Pakistan, offering him the post of general secretary, while Khan wanted his daughter Abida Sultan to take the director of Bhopal. But she refused.

In March 1948, it was announced that Bhopal remains a free state and would form its cabinet with Chaturnarayan Malviya as prime minister. However, a rebellion began in the state with the request that they merge with India.

Shortly after Khan went to Haj in October 1948, a turmoil began in December 1948. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sardar Patel said that Bhopal could not be an independent state in Indian territory and had to be merged With the rest of the country.

With increasing pressure, the Nawab finally dissolved the closet and took the reins in their hands to face the protests.

After three months of unprecedented rebellion, Khan was forced to sign the Accession Agreement April 29, 1949. After an administrative process, Bhopal was officially merged with the state of India on June 1, 1949.

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