Baccha Khan University terror strike: An attack on Frontier Gandhi's ideology of non-violence
New Delhi: Is it just a co-incidence that the Baccha Khan University that is bleeding due to terrorism has derived its name from Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan also known as Bacha Khan, preacher of non-violent movement in undivided India.
The attack began as the university was observing Khan's 28th death anniversary and a Mushaira was underway at its premises.
The fact that terrorists have chosen the death anniversary of the great leader could be an attempt to defeat the purpose Khan stoof for his entire life
Situated in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, birth place of Khan, the University was named in his honour who became the foremost of the Pashtuns (a Muslim ethnic group of Pakistan and Afghanistan), ) during independence struggle.
Khan, was also a Bharat Ratna awardee, a testimony to the fact that his popularity transcended boundaries of India and Pakistan.
He also became a famous as “frontier Gandhi” for his proximity with Mahatma Gandhi.
He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition, and a lifelong pacifist and devout Muslim. He became also famous as frontier Gandhi for his non-violent.
His message of peace and universal brotherhood will be the main motto of the University to steer the organization in the years ahead which would lead Pakistan into the comity of respectable nations of the world.
Ghaffar Khan, who had opposed the partition, chose to live in Pakistan, where he continued to fight for the rights of the Pashtun minority and for an autonomous Pushtunistan (also called Pakhtunistan or Pathanistan; an independent state in the border areas of West Pakistan).