branches and their activities)
observed complete hartal today (7.5.1946) owing to
the death of Mr.Bhulabhai Dessai in the evening a
silent procession was organized by Congress
Committee. The procession terminated at the
Municipal Park was a public meeting was held.
Speeches on Bhulabha’s life were delivered by
various speakers. A condolence resolution was also
Ghotki Congress Committee held a flag hoisting
ceremony on 23.6.1946, as usual.
Applications signed by many responsible persons of
Hala Taluka have been sent to the Sindh Provincial
Congress Committee and other congress leaders
against the local congress workers for their open
anti-Hindu activities in the whole of the Halla
Taluka resolting in much communal tension.
N. R. Malkani, the local M.L.A. came to Halla, and
he was told all these activities of his men. He did
his best to persuade his workers to desist from
these methods, but the President of the local
Congress committee told him openly that he was no
his subordinate and refused to follow his advice.
Under the excuse that last year the Sindh Provincial
Congress Committee passed a resolution in favour of
dissolution of Zamindari every Hindu Zamindar is
Following resolution was passed at the meeting of
District Congress Committee, held on I5.12.1916:
“That it is necessary in the interest of the
province of Sindh that it should form a separate
unit for the purposes of congress organization and
should have a separate provincial congress
committee, and that the president be requested to
forward the resolution to the general secretaries of
the Indian National Congress and the Secretaries of
the Bombay Provincial Congress Committee.
District Congress Committee held a meeting on
Wednesday (11.12.1918) at which they recommended Mr.
Jamshed N.R. Mehta; Mr. Durgdas B.Advani and Mukhi
Jethanand Pritamdas for the presidential chair of
the Sindh Provincial Conference.
Committee considered the remarks made in the
Hyderabad Management Committee's annual report
of Hyderabad and subordinate judges, and having
accord their resentmental, appointed a sub-committee
to enquire about and study the cases filed by the
people against the Management committee and find out
what had offended the late Municipal Commissioner,
Mr. Garter, and Mr. Gibson the Collector.
evening (14.12.1918) a public meeting was held in
the Holmested Hall compound under the auspices of
the “Citizen’s Association" and the District
Congress Committee to protest.
Against the language used in the Committee of
Management’s Report with reference to the people of
Hyderabad and the judges of the subordinate Civil
Against the nomination of such a large proportion as
on third of the total number of councilors who are
to constitute the municipality of the city on its
strong resolution was passed with reference to the
former and Government was asked to take severe
notice of the conduct of Mr. Carter and Mr. Gibson
with reference to the latter subject it was resolved
that in view of the recent liberal pronouncement of
Government in favour of largely reducing the
proportion of nominated members in Municipalities
and local Boards a city like Hyderabad should have
wholly elected Municipality especially as the
Muhammadan Community, for whose protection the
system of nomination was being largely maintained,
were going to have separate representation through
election. The meeting was of the opinion that
experts like the Executive Engineer and the Civil
Surgeon and some Educational Officer might be
appointed as additional members for consultation
only, i.e. without giving them the right
to vote. In the discussion on the former
resolution some very vehement speeches were made
regarding the insult offered to the citizens and
contempt committed against a court of law, one
speaker said that Mr. Carter has been haramkhor;
another said that Mr. Gibson had shown intellectual
dishonesty be commenting indirectly on a sub-judge
case but saying that he was with holding comment
because case was sub-Judice. He added that both
officers should be peremptorily sent away. These and
similar utterances were much applanded. The meeting
was presided over by Diwan Thakurdas Khemsing,
ex-president of the Municipality.
Hyderabad District Congress Committee has decided by
17 votes to 10 to recommend the principle of
non-co-operation to the special Indian National
Congress. Unlike Mr. Gandhi and the Central
Khilafat Committee they consider however that the
police and soldiers should he exempt. They
will await the decision of the special congress for
or against non-co-operation
before putting it in practice locally.
Saturday (16.7.1921), meeting was held in the
Holmstead Hall under the presidency of Dr. Choithram
Lalchand, and Jethmal were among the speakers.
Committee have decided to award three scholarships
of Rs.15/- each per menses, tenable for one year to
those students who wish to Join the “Gujrat Vidya
Pith” or “ALigarh National Muslim University”
Applications are invited from students of Hyderabad
Hyderabad Congress Committee will hold a meeting of
congress members tomorrow (7.9.1922) in the
Holmstead Hall, where representatives of
the congress Punchayat will be elected.
result of fresh elections Mr. Abdul Jabar has been
elected as the President of Hyderabad Congress
Committee and Mr. Fateh chand as Vice-President.
Monday (25.9.1922) the Hyderabad Congress Committee
and Khilafat Committee organized a procession which
led through the main bazar and terminated into a
meeting at the Holmstead Hall, where speeches were
delivered urging the use of Khaddar, Alongwith the
procession, a photo of Mr. Gandhi and a spinning
wheel were carried in a gharry.
under the auspices of the Hyderabad District
Congress Committee, a public meeting was held last
night (29.11.1926)at the Holmstead Hall to express
thanks to the citizens for having elected Mr.
Jairamdas Doulatram to the Bombay Legislative
meeting of General Body of the Hyderabad District
Congress Committee was held on December 3rd,
(1926) and the following office-bearers for the
years 26-27 were elected:-
Presidenti Dr.Choithram Gidwani
President Lalchand Jaghani
Secretary: Utamchand Jivansing Gidwani
Members (Managing Committee): Jeramdas Doulatram,
Prof. Ghanshyam Jethanand, Kessumal Teckchand,
Hiranand Karamchand, Mansing Chuherrmal, Dr.
Chimandas Isardas, Moulvi Mohkamaldir, Koluram
Auditors: Chaturbhuj Tejumal
Representatives on the Provincial Congress
Dr.Choithram, Lalchand, JeraMas, Mansing, Prof.
Ghanshyamp, kessumal Teckchand, Gopaldas Jhamtmal,
Moulvi Mohkamiiddin, Uttaiachan
Following resolution was passed:
committee recommends that an attempt should be made
on the occasion of the forthcoming conference to
frame a programme regarding council work which
should enable united action in councils by all
parties which are within the congress”
the auspices of Hyderabad District Congress
committee the anniversary of D.C.Das’s death was
celebrated in Holmstead Hall, and prayers were
offered in Gur Sangat.
meeting of Hyderabad congress committee was held on
17.3.1930, it was resolved to form the "Reception
Committee” for forthcoming “Sindh
Provincial Congress Conference”.
Following office-bearers were elected at the meeting
of Hyderabad District Congress Committee, held on
City Executive Committee:
President: Prof. Ghanshamdas
Vice-President: Prof. Vaswani
Secretary: Pandit Develat Kundaram
Treasurer: Atmerup Sadacharya
Members of Executive Committees
Jairamdas Doulatram; Dr. Chimandas; Dr. Pirtabrai;
Shewaram Bhatia; Eherumal Suratsing; Shrinsiti sati
Vaswani; Shrimati Devi Hasomal, Mr. Surat J. Uttam
Provincial General Body:
Dr.Choithram; JairamDas; Prof. Ghansham; Prof.
Waswani; Dr. Chimandas; Ramchand Parumal; Mr. and
Mrs. Hiranand; Mrs. Sati Vaswani Devdnt Kundaram;
Surat J. Uttamsing; Hasomal Issardas; Ataxnrupi Mrs#
Devibai Hasomal and Bapo Kishenchand.
District General Body:
Jairamdas Doulatram; Prof. Vaswani; Prof. Ghansham;
Dr.Chimandas; Naraindas Vensimal; Shewaram Bhatia;
Bheromal Suratsing; Bheromal Issardas; Lachmandas
Bhatia; Bhacchand Hiranand; Devdat Kundaram; Surat
J. Uttamsing; Himath lal; Hasomal Issardas; Dr.
Dayaram; Dr.PritamKias; Lilaram Hiranand; Devibai
Hasomal; Mrs. Satibai Vaswani; Omperkash Chentadev;
Mrs. Mohinibai Lalchand; Bapo Kishenchand; Master
Chainchaldas; Bhanji Gokaldas; Mrs. Thakuribai
Salamatrai; Atramrup; Shevapuri; Sirdar Dayasing and
Meeting held on 11.11.1936 at the Holmstead Hall,
passed a resolution that India should not entangle
itself in any war which may break out - as appeared
imminent- in Europe or the East.
Resolution referred to the elaborate fighting
preparations now being made by a number of European
and Eastern powers and declared that it would be a
war of imperialism and capitalism width which India
was not concerned.
Hyderabad mourned the death of Mr. Bhulabhai Desai
with a partial hartalt a procession going
round the city with black flag’s and a public
meeting organized by the local congress
organization. Public meeting was presided over by
Dr. Chimandas Issardas and addressed by him, Hakim
Mohammed Yakub Kadri, and others.
Hasomal Issardas moved a resolution which was
carried expressing the city’s great sorrow over Mr.
Bhulabhai Desai’s death.
public meeting was held on 22.5.1946 for the
election of office-bearers of Congress Committee. A
big sensation was provided in its circles when the
nomination papers of both Prof. Ghansham Jethanand,
M.L.A, (leader, Sindh Congress Party in the
Assembly) and Prof. N.R. Malkani, M.L.A., were
rejected by the returning officer, Mr. Ladharan
Mohandas in Hyderabad City Congress Committee as
well as in District Congress Committee elections.
The election resulted as follows:
President: Dr. Chimandas Issardas M.B.B.S.
Vice-President: Mr. JULthu Shahani
Secretary: (a)Mr. Santsing Shahani
(b)Mr. Lokumal Punvani
Treasurer: Mrs. Takuri Salaisatrai
Managing Committee: Mrs. Sati Vasvani; Vishindas
Jagtiani; Lachmandas Lalchand; Naraindas Vensimal;
Dayasing Uttamsing; Devdat Kudaram; Kripaldas
Jairamdas and Bapo Kishenchand.
District Congress Committee:
Devdat Kundaram; Dayasing Uttamsing; Santsing
Hukumatsing; Dr. Chimandas; Bheromal Issardas;
Vishindas Issardas; Lachandas Lalchand; Lokumal
Pritamdas; and Gobindraia Buderdas, one seat
Well-attended public meeting was held under congress
auspices last evening (3.7.1946) in the Holestead
Hall grounds, Dr. Chimandas Issardas presiding Rrof.
Ghanshyam Jethanand, M.L.A, leader of the congress
group in the Sindh Legislative Assembly addressed
After the President, Dr. Chimandas, has made an
impression speech the meeting passed a resolution
condemning scathingly the cowardly attempt to
derail Mahatma Gandhi’s special. Thanked God that,
it had failed and prayed for Mahatma’s long life to
make India free.
For the first time within the last several years a
congress public meeting held this evening (3.7.1947)
to condemn the recent Sindh ordinance was disturbed
by two Hindu Sabha leaders who were not allowed by
the Chairman, Dr. Chimandas, to move an
amendment to the resolution condemning the
ordinances adding that the congress should also be
condemned for consenting to the country's partition
which had made the promulgation of these ordinances
possible. The Chairman disallowing the amendment,
said that it was out of order and the Hindu Sabha
could hold a separate meeting for passing whatever
resolution they liked. Thereupon the movers of the
amendment, Mr. Chanchaldas, a teacher, and Mr.
Krishinchandm an Arya Samajist, stepped on to the
platform and wanted to address the gathering. There
was opposition, the congress having their own
supporters and Hindu Mahasabha their own. The
meeting broke up in confusion after a slight
scuffle. The resolution, therefore, could not be put
to vote. As the meeting broke up in confusion, the
congress version is that the resolution had been put
to vote hurriedly and passed before the meeting
Last night (13.3.1923) a public meeting was held
under the auspices of the local congress committee
with Bhai Newandram Vice-President, in the chair.
The proceedings began with some National Songs sung
by three sahiti Con-Co-Operators. Next came a
resolution of congratulating Mr. Verhomal (teacher
Tilk High School Sukkur), who was sentenced to 12
month’s imprisonment, on the 13th (March 1923) at
Shikarpur. This was followed by speeches by the
public meeting was held by Jacobabad congress
committee on 8.9.1923. It was attended by large
number of Local Congress Workers. Mr. Rajendra
Prasad, Secretary of the All-India Congress
Committee, together with Mr. Viroomal the President
of Congress Committee in Sindh and other Provincial
Congress Worker also attended the meeting.
last meeting of District Congress Committee,
Jacobabad, held on 7th September, 1924, Dr. Menghraj
was elected President, Dr. Hemandas a Vice-president
and Mr. Choithram Secretary. It was further
unanimously resolved that Mahatma Gandhi be invited
on his ensuing visit to Sindh to the town of
Tributes were paid to Mr. Phulabhai Desai at a
public meeting of the citizens of Jacobabad this
evening (6.5.1946) under the auspices of Jacobabad
Congress Committee. As the news of congress leader's
death reached, congress workers wested no time in
informing all business panchayat, who feeling deep
concern, closed all markets immediately. The whole
town observed complete hartal.
newly-elected Congress Committee of Jacobabad is
observing a week in the memory of the late Mr. Allah
Bux and the late Mr. Aslam Achakzai commencing from
May 11 to 17 (1946). Several Indian leaders
including Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Mr.
Ataullah Shah Bukhari; Capt. Seghal; Khan Abdul
Samad Khan and about 50 provincial leaders have been
invited to attend.
meeting of Karachi District Congress Committee was
held on 2.3.1917, in which a series of resolutions
of disapproval and protest were passed against the
“illiberal spirit” of the recommendations of the
public service commission, against Mr.
Chaubal’s action in signing the majority report, and
against the action of the Punjab Government in
excluding Messrs Tilak and Bepin Chandra Pal. Thanks
were recorded to Mr. Justice Abdul Rahim for his
minority report as member of the Public Service
Commission and a resolution was adopted urging the
immediate discontinuance of indentured labour in any
meeting of Karachi District Congress Committee was
held at Khalik Dina Hall on 23.3.1917, under the
Chairmanship of Harchandrai; 44 delegates were
elected for “Sindh Provincial Conference” to be held
at Shikarpur. Participants were Jamshed Mehta; Abdul
Rahman; Lokamal Chelaramj R.K. Sidhva and Dr.
meeting of Karachi District Congress Committee held
on 23.10.1917, in Khalik Dina Hallf under
the Presidency of Mr. G.A. Chaglla, 37 delegates
were elected for the "Special Sindh Provincial
Conference” to be held at Hyderabad on 3, 4.11.1917.
The Chairman and secretary of Karachi district
congress committee were authorized to add to the
public meeting under the auspices of the Karachi
District Congress Committee was held in the first
week of December 1917, in the Khalik Dina Hall to
elect delegates for the forthcoming congress at
Calcutta and to form a Reception Committee for
"Sindh Provincial Conference" to be held in Karachi
in April 1918. Mr. Ghulam Ali Chagla presided and
speakers were Messrs. Nasinglal; MuhaMnad Khan; P.S.
Shahani; Dipchand T. Ojha; Lokomal Chelaram;
Tikamdas Wadhomal; R.K. Sidhva; 52 delegates were
elected, including a few pareses and a Goan M. M.
Hon. Mr. Harchandrai Vishindast has
resigned the President ship of Karachi District
Congress Committee and Mr. T. L. Vaswani
has been appointed in his place.
conformity with the wishes of Mr. Gandhi the local
Non-co-operators are holding nightly public meeting
in different parts of city (Karachi) to raise
subscriptions and enroll congress members, the first
of these meetings was held yesterday evening
(26.6.1921) at the Idgah Maiden.
Messrs. R. K. Sidwa; Lalchand A. Jagitiani; Dr.
Patel; Swami Krishnand delivered speeches. Duggdas
B. Advani and Muhammed Khan presided one after the
yesterday’s (27.6.1921) meeting of the
Non-cooperation organized in the Lalchand Lekhraj’s
godown there were a number of piece-goods merchants
present. Pundit Amarsen was in the chair while
Messrs. Mohamned Khan; Narsinglal; Lalchand
Jagitiani and Mahraj Damodar spoke. When Mr. Gandhi
was last here in Karachi, the people had garlanded
him at various places with wreaths of yarm which
when leaving he had given over in charge of Mohammed
Khan and Lalchand. The former had out of them made a
piece of Khadar measuring twenty three yeards and
this way offered for sale. Mr. Lalchand said that
inspite of his utter poverty he would offer for it
Rs.1OO but eventually a shikarpuri merchant came to
his rescue and took it up for an amount which he
would not then give out but would pay to the
organizers without having it publicly announced.
Other collections made amounted to about Rs.1500.
meeting of the general body of the members of the
Karachi Congress Committee was held last night
(6.7.1921) in the Khalik Dina Hall for the purpose
of electing the members of the Panchayat. To voting
papers were lodged by members and the result of the
voting will be announced shortly.
meeting of Non-co-operators held at the Idgah maidan
yesterday (3O.6.1921) evening was attended by about
a thousand men it lasted till 11 O'clock and yielded
about Rs.7,OOO in cash and promises of immediate
payment and Rs.10,000 was promised before December
31. Swami Krishnand was promised a monthly sum of
Rs.180 to last for a year to enable him to pay the
pickets and stop the liquor traffic.
public meeting was held on 15.7.1921 in the Khalik
Dina Hall where Seth sunderdass presided and
Sheikh Abdul Majid, Dr. Choithram, Seth Chainvai
Virbhandas and Mr. Zuher Mohammed of Allahabad
address the audience. An appeal was made to
merchants to case importing any further foreign made
cloth and try to dispose off the stocks they already
had on their hands in places outside their country.
Wednesday (8.3.1922) night a meeting of Congress
Committee agreed to observe hartal in Karachi on the
occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wabs. The
procedure will be on the lines of the All-India
National Congress Resolution on 17th the volunteers
will not assemble and collect crowds but previously
there will be house-to-house visitation with a view
to persuade the people to refrain from attending the
inaugurate the National week the Non-co-operation
organized a public meeting last night (5.4.1922) on
the Idgah. Moulvi Mohammed Sadiq in the chair
referred to the dicisions of the Near East
Conference at Paris, and said no terms regarding
Turkey would be acceptable to the Indian Muslims
which did not meet the requirements of the
injunctions of their prophet. Other speakers
informed, the audience of the activities of the
week, dwelt on the exclusive use of khaddar, as
wearing apparel as enjoyed by Mr. Gandhi in his last
meeting and to observe complete non-violence in
thought, worded deed. They emphasized on the
efficacy of fasting and prayer.
was an informal meeting last night (27.4.1922) of
the Congress and Khilafat Committees which decided
to co-operate in spreading the use of Khaddar. It
was resolved to approach the Moulvi’s to urge upon
the large masses of Muhammedans during the ensuing
holy month of Ramzan to wear Khaddar. It was also
further decided that some respectable people be
entrusted with Khaddar pieces to hawk them through
observe the Gandhi Day, the District Congress
Committee held a public meeting on 18.5.1922 at the
Idgah, Seth Sunderdas Valabdas President District
Congress Committee persiding. Kazi Abdul Rahman;
Chaggan Lal; Sarswati Devi; Mistri Gaggi spoke on
the occasion. They argued that the best way to
remember Mr. Gandhi was to wear Khaddar. They also
urged the people all should contribute a day's
income to the Tilak swaraj Fund. Meeting lasted for
a couple of hours and a thousand people attended.
District Congress Committee called a worker's
conference on Saturday (17.6.1922), about 25 persons
attending out of those invited. The object was to
push forward Congress work in response to the recent
resolutions of the All-India Congress Committee. The
question of spreading the use of Khaddar and earring
on propaganda by means of leaflets and play-cards
was considered in the end word-committees were
appointed to carry on the work in their respective
meeting of the District Congress Committee was held
on Saturday (17.5.1922) night, where a number of
non-contentious matters were put through. It was
decided that all Congress Committee's papers and
records be kept in the office, where they could be
seen by any member with the permission of the
Secretaries. It was decided that 3rd class fare be
given to congress propagandists. Messrs. Shivaram
and Dastur were appointed as Auditors in place of
Mr. Dalah. It was decided that upto 15 July
elections of party be held.
the auspices of District Congress Committee, a
public meeting was held on 7.9.1922 at the Idgah for
enlighting public opinion on the Guru-ka-Bagh
question (of punjab), Seth Sunderdas valabdas
District Congress Committee has organized a
programme of public meetings to be held in different
parts of the city.
Saturday (25.11.1922) night the Khilafat arid
congress Committees held a public meeting at Idgah
to congratulate Mr. Din Mohammed late editor of the
Al-Wahid on his being sentenced to 12 month's
vigorous imprisonment. Several college friends of
Mr. Din Mohammed dwelt on his religious bent of mind
and steadfastness of purpose which gave promise of a
useful life. Other speakers dwelt on the repressive
policy of the Government and emphasized the
stimulating effect it had on national life. In the
end a resolution was unanimously passed
congratulating Mr.Din Mohammed on his sacrifice and
service in the cause of the nation. Mr. Bukhari was
put up to preside as he was deemed the next victim
of section 108 Cr.P.C.
local Congress Committee yesterday (18.2.1923)
deliberated Gandhi Day in the usual manner. About
200 people met at the Burn Garden in the morning
when Sadhu Vaswani held a prayer. In the afternoon a
procession started from near the Congress Committees
office on the Bunder Road and went round through the
usual quarters of the city singing songs. At sunset
a public meeting was organized at the Khalik Dina
Hall with Mr. Durgdas B. Advani in the chair. Sadhu
Vaswani was amongst the speakers who dwelt at the
great length upon the National movements in Germany
and Turkey where young men were rallying round to
work out the salvation of their countries. India, he
said similarly expected sacrifice and service from
its young men who should hand themselves together
the auspices of the District Congress Committee a
public meeting was held last night (19.2.1923) at
the Khalik Dina Hall to celebrate the anniversary of
the late Mr. G.K. Gokhale, Mr. R.K. Sidhwa presided.
Mr. Lunidaram, Mr. Hatim bhoy; Dr. Popatal and Mai
Sarswat addressed the audience. The meeting came to
an end with the singing of a national song.
celebration of Mr. Gandhi's incarceration
anniversary the Karachi District Congress Committee
has ordained a general hartal on the (March 1923).
There will be also public meetings held in.
different parts of the city from the 12th to 18th to
enrol volunteers and collect the Tilak swaraj find.
Messrs. Durgas; Lunidaram; Rewachand Naraindas, and
Seth Sunderdas have agreed to serve on the
"Arbitration Court" constituted by the District
Congress Committee. Some matters have already been
placed before them for settlement.
Idgah Maidan last evening (2.12.1923) the Karachi
Congress Committee presented an address of welcome
to Lal Lajpatrai on behalf of the citizens of
Karachi, Principal T.L. Vasvani persided. About
three thousand people were present.
public meeting was held by Karachi District Congress
Committee on 13.4.1923, to commemorate the
anniversary of Jallian Walla Bagh.
hartal in Karachi on 27.2.1923 was observed dully.
It was called by the leaders of Karachi Congress
Committee and Karachi Khilafat Conanittee as a
protest on Kenya Colony.
the auspices of the Karachi Congress Committee, a
public meeting was held on 5.2.1924 at Khalik Dina
Hall to express rejoicing over the release of Mr.
Gandhi, Swami Govindnand persided.
Hall was over-crowded with Non-Co-operator’s and
several other members of public.
Messrs. Lalchand A.Jagtiani; Manilal Vyas; Muhammad
Khan; T.L. Vasvani; Haji Abdullah Haroon and some
other made speechs.
meeting terminated at 8 p.m. amid loud cries of
"Mahatma Gandhi-ki-Jai", "Bharat Mata-ki-Jai".
the auspices of the Karachi District Congress
Committee a public meeting of the citizens of
Karachi will be held at the Khalik Dina Hall on
Monday, June 30,(1924) at 7.30 p.m. to observe the
Death Anniversary of the late Dada bhai Naoroji.
debate will be held at the Khalik Dina Hall at 7
p.m. on 3.12.1925 on "The Swarajists policy and
their program in the legislature”. Among the
speakers are prof, Jitendralal Bennerji; Messrs.
Swami Krishnand; Swami Govindanand and Principal
S.C. Shahani. The debate is open to the public and
is being held under the auspices of the Karachi
meeting of about 200 citizens of Karachi was held in
the Khaliq dina Hall under the presidency of Mr.
R.K. Sidhwa on Saturday, 20.3.1926, when the
following resolution was passed:
meeting of the citizens of Karachi held under the
Congress Committee congratulates the Swarajists and
others, who walked out of Assembly and Provincial
Councils in obedience to the Congress mandate”.
Speeches were made by Muhammad Khan, Dr. Hingorani,
and Drugdas B. Advani.
(16.6.1926) is the first anniversary of the death of
Mr. C.R. Das, and a public meeting of the citizens
of Karachi will be held at the Khalik Dina Hall this
evening to commemorate the event. The meeting has
been convened by Mr. Narayandas Anandjee, Secretary
of the Karachi District Congress Committee.
meeting of Karachi District Congress Committee was
held on 16.6.1926 to commemorate the first
anniversary of the death of Mr. C.R. Das. Meeting
was presided over by R.K. Sidhva, President Congress
Committee, and speakers included Hatim Alvl, Acharya
Gidwani, Swami Govindanand and Mir Muhammad Baluch.
Meeting was attended by seventy persons.
public meeting was held on 3.11.1926 in Khalik dina
Hall under auspices of Congress Committee. Mr.
Durgdas, B. Advani and others addressed the meeting,
in support of Durgdas B. Advani’s candidature.
public meeting held last night (2.2.1927) in the
Khalik dina Hall, Karachi under the auspices of the
Karachi Congress Committee, and presided over by Mr.
Naraindas Anandji Bechar to protest against the
Government of India's action in sending troops to
China, fiery and vehement speeches were made by Mr.
Mohammed Khan, Swami Govindanand, R.K. Sidhwa and
following resolution moved by Mohammed Khan was
carried, "This public meeting of the citizens of
Karachi conveys its warm sympathy with the people of
China in their struggle for freedom and most
indignantly protest against the dispatch of Indian
troops by reason of Britain's bellicose attitude".
the auspices of the Karachi District Congress
Committee, a public meeting was held last night
(16.6.1927) at the Khalik dina Hall to commemorate
the second anniversary of the late Mr. C.R. Das.
Several speeches were made on his life and work.
meeting of Karachi Congress Committee, held on
16.9.1928 at Dr. Tarachand’s residence it was
resolved to concentrate energy in making the boycott
of the "Simon Commission" a success. It was decided
to hold another meeting on 23.9.1928 to finalize the
program in this connection.
meeting of Karachi Congress Committee held on
8.3.1930, at Khalik dina Hall Resolutions were
passed on the following subjects:-
Congratulation to Mr. Patel on his arrest
(under section 71 Bombay District Police Act).
An appeal to the Congress Workers for joining
12.3.1930, a procession from Swaraj Ashram,
Garikhata was taken out by the Karachi Congress
Workers, which ended in Rambagh recreation ground,
where a meeting was held under the presidency of Mr.
"Gandhi Arrest Day*' was observed by the Karachi
Congress Committee on 3.4.1932. Workers hosted flag
on Muncipal office.
Following were arrested in this connection:-
bai (Woman dictator); Mughanmal Fanachand; Lakshman
Lakhmichand and Badri Shanker Bhat.
Following office-bearers were elected for the year
1934-35 at a meeting of Karachi District Congress
Committee held on 19.5.1934 at Khalikdina Hall under
the presidency of Naraindas Bechar.
Presidents: Naraindas Bechar
Vice-Presidents: i)Mrs Kikibhen Lalwani
ii)Moulvi Muhammad Sidik
Secretary: Parasram Tahilarami
Treasurers: Seth Haridas
Auditors: Messrs. M.B.Dalai & Co.
Members of Executive Council:
Govindanand; Dr. Tarachand; Swami Krishanand; Alji
Mahrotra; Hafiz Ahmed; Mr. Shrikhrishin Lulla;
Shivaram Chawan; Dr. Pershotam, Poona bhai Mamai;
Odhavji Sejpalj; Ravji Ganatra; Kalidas Narain;
Rupchand Ramchand Bhagnori; Acharya Jamiyatram; Shri
Manek ben Maheta; Shri Mehar ben Kadger; Shri
Kamlaben Mukhi; Shri Sundrabi Chawan.
Members of Sindh Provincial Congress Committee:
Nariandas Bechar; Jarashed Mehta; Moulvi Muhammad
Sidik; R.K.Sidhwa; Swami Govindanand; Swami
Haridas Lalji; Parsram Tahllarami; Mrs, Kikibhen
Shrikishin Lulla; Lalji Maharotra; Seth Sukhdev;
Bhatt; Acharya Jamiyatrai and Hafiz Nisar Ahmed.
In a meeting of Karachi Congress Committee held on
16.2.1935. It was resolved to have a building of its
own at an approximate cost of Rs. 20,000. An
influential sub committee was appointed to select a
meeting of Karachi Congress Committee was held on
30.6.1935 to pass annual report, accounts and to
carry on changes effecting the rules and bylaws of
end, following were elected as office-bearers for
the year 1935-36.
Vice-Presidents: i)Moulvi Muhammad Sidik
Secretaries: i)Swami Krishanand
Treasurer: Anand Hingorani
members were elected for provincial congress
committee including R.K. Sidhwa; Moulvi Mohammad
Sidik; Naraindas Bechar; Swami Govidanand;
Mariwalla; Swami Krishnanad; Anand Hingorani; Seth
Haridas Lalji; Shrimati kiki Bhen; Goverdhan
Vazirani; Ramchand Sadarangani; Parsaram Tahilarami
meeting of Karachi Congress Committee was held on
11.9.1935, a resolution viewing with apprehension
the Italo-Abyssinian tangle, and consequent feverish
preparations for war and expressing sympathy with
Abyssinian people in their struggle was adopted.
Committee requested working Committee of All-India
National Congress to deliberate over the situation,
at an early date.
resolved to convene a public meeting on 17.9.1935 to
assure Abyssinian of the support of Indians.
largely attended meeting held last evening
(1O.5.1936) at Khalik dina Hall under the auspices
of the Karachi District Committee, Mr. R.K. Sidhwa
presiding, reaffirmed the lucknow Congress
resolutions raftering to the arrest of Mr. Subah
Bose and suppression of civil liberties.
to the meeting the national flag was flown half-mast
on the news of Dr. Ansari’s death being broken to
the people. The meeting passed a resolution
expressing profound sorrow and conveying heartedly
sympathy with the deceased family and adjourned for
protest against the decision of the Central Congress
Parliamentary Board in case of Swami Govindanand’s
disqualification, the following Congress Workers of
Garikhata tendered their resignations on 30.9.1936:-
Shrimati Parpti Lalvani; Dr. Tarachand Lalvani; Mr.
Ghansham das. Mir chandani; Vasde Raisighani; and
Lakhmichand N.Kinger Secretary of Garikhata Congress
Congress Ward elections were held on 23.11.1936 and
following office-bearers were elected!
Mr. R.K. Sidhwa(President) and
Dr.Popatlal (President) and
Mr N.Vyas (Secretary).
Mr.Tirith Subhani (President) and
Old Town: Moulvi Mohammad Sidik (President) and
Dr.Tarachand J.Lalwani and Assandas
Bunder Road Extention: Mr. Parstam Tahilramani
mati Ganga Gidvani(Vice PrtiEident), Ram Sadarangani
and Miss Jethi Sipahimilani (Secretaries) Anand
Elections to some of the Ward Congress Committees in
Karachi City were held today (2.6.1946). Following
Sabhani (President); Motiram A.K. (Vice President);
Birma R. Bighani (Secretary); Hiro A.
Shahani(Secretary) and Balram Motwani(Treasurer).
Durgesh Thaker (President) and Ravji Ganatra (Vice
Glowing tributes were paid to late Bhulabahi Desai
at a public meeting of the Karachi Congress
Committee this evening (7.5.1947) at the Rambagh
Recreation Ground under the auspices of the Karachi
District Congress Committee. The meeting was largely
attended and Swami Krishnanad presided.
meeting speeches were made by Dr. Choithram P.
Gidvani, President of the Sindh Provincial Congress
Committee; Swami Krishinanand; Mr. Lalji Mehrotra
and Hr. R.K. Sidhwa.
Karachi Congress Municipality Party at its meeting
this evening (14.6.1946) considered letter from
Swami Krishnanad President of the Karachi District
Congress Committee, asking the party to reconsider
its decision on confining the membership of the
School Board to members of the party itself so far
as the general seats went, and decided that it was
no reason to go back upon its previous decision.
party also appointed a committee of over a dozen
members to go into the question of corruption in the
municipality and to submit a report about the ways
and means of putting an end to it.
general body meeting of the Karachi students
Congress held on 19.6.1946 it was unanimously
resolved to picket all the colleges on the issue of
enhancement of college fees.
general body of the Karachi Student’s Congress
resolved at a meeting decided this evening
(25.6.1946), that in view of the authorities of the
Sindh Collegiate Board having, so far, failed to
remove their legitimate grievances in respect of
charging the increased rats of fees and also owing
to the fact that a speedy solution of the question
was badly called for, the meeting was compelled to
direct its "council of Action" to organize forthwith
a hunger-strike by a batch of students at the
morning (1.8.1947), Karachi Congress men took out a
Prabhat Pheri which ended with a flag solutation
infront of lokmanya Tilak's statue at the Khalik
dina Hall. At the ceremony (Tilak Day), Swami
Krishnanad President of the Karachi District
Congress Committee, spoke on present-day politics
and dilated on the glorious contribution made by
lokmanya Tilak the achievement of the goal of
independence by the country.
meeting of the Congress Assembly Party has been
convened by Prof. Ghansiiyam Jethanand, leader, at
his residence on August 12, 1947 to consider the
question of nominations for the non-muslim
representative of Sindh on the Pakistan Constituent
Assembly in Place of Mr. Jiramdas Doulatram and to
select a nominee of the congress for the impending
bye-election in the land holder’s constituency in
place of Shaikh G. Hussain Hidayatullah, the
Governor designate of Sindh.
Sunday (25.6.1922) night the Congress party at
Larkana organized a public meeting to urge the
audience to help completing the construction
programme of the Congress by A August 15. Another
public meeting held there congratulated Moulvi
Ghulam Farid on his imprisonment while during
celebrate the anniversary of the great leader, Dada
bhoy Nooraji, a public meeting was called last night
(30.6.1922) by The District Congress Committee. Seih
Sunderdas Valabdas presided on the occasion.
meeting of Larkana Congress Committee was held on
2.3.1930, to make an appeal for enlisting volunteers
for Satyagrah Movement. Messrs. Morusing; Goumal and
Munshi Gobindram were enrolled as the volunteers.
resolution criticizing the policy of the Sindh
Ministry regarding political prisoners in Sindh was
adopted at a meeting of the Nawab Shah District
Congress Committee yesterday (2.6.1946). The
resolution “inter alia” stated that whereas other
Provincial and even the Govt: of India had released
political prisoners, including those convicted of
violence, and also the I.N.A. personnel, in Sindh
Mr. Tilokchand Gopaldas and Mr. Kishan Gurnani
Editor and Sub-editor, respectively of the weekly
"Hind Samachar” of Nawabshah had been convicted and
remanded to jail custody for the political offence
of publishing an "independence Day Issue" in 1945.
18.6.1921 a public meeting under the auspices of the
Congress Committee was called when Mr. Bhagwandas
narrated two incidents of police intimidation. One
of which was connected with his visit to khairpur
Mirs to purchase spinning wheels. He was wearing his
Gandhi cap and Khaddar dress when a police man of
the state prohibited him from going into the town or
from getting any lodging. The vazir of Khairpur is
reported to have issued prohibition orders against
Non-co-operators in his state. Mr. Pamnani said that
besides the petty donations paid to Mr. Gandhi a sum
of Rs.1,000 was presented him and up to this time
4,000 have been collected for the swaraj Fund.
Rohri taluka congress committee in its published
report says: That the committee has received a gift
of 26 spinning wheels. Propaganda work has been
carried on in the villages and towns of Geneva,
Haji Mohammed Dadlai, Kahmmadpur, Pano Akil,
Daharki, Ubauro and the part of workers stirs out
on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to different
villages. Some spinning wheels have been prepared
here and about 40 have been sent for from Rahimyar
Khan. On marriage occasion some wheels have been
presented to poor windowed women. They intend
distributing 1,000 wheels in the town. Some 424
yards of Khadsr cloth have been sold and weaving
work will soon be started.
Rohri Congress Committee in its recent meeting have
decided to present Mr. Gandhi, on his visit to
Rohri of at least one crore yards of yarn.
public meeting was held in the Municipal park at 6
p.m. on Wednsday (4.11.1936) under the auspices of
the local congress committee. Dr. Choithram, Mr.
Jairamdas and Mr. C.T. Valecha came from Sukkur. Mr.
Valecha and Dr. Choithram requested the voters to
vote for the congress candidate namely Mr. Hassaram
Tulsidas Shiwandas Gajwani a candidate from Rohri
division, then spoke and said that the parliamentary
Board of the congress committee had taken a hasty
step by announcing the name of Mr. Pamnani as a
candidate from Rohri Division. The speaker pointed
out that people in villages had no regard for the
congress or congress candidates.
Jairamdas then replied Mr. Tulsidas, and said that
as only one candidate namely Mr. Pamnani had sent in
his application to stand on congress ticket, the
congress committee had no right to reject it. He
concluded his speech by saying that if voters did
not vote for the congress candidates and if the
congress candidates failed, it would be considered a
failure of the voters and not of the congress.
meeting of Shikarpur congress committee was held on
26.1.1928, seth Sobhraj Walecha presided. Amongst
the present were Moulvi Cheshti; Swami Priyag Zhrti;
Mahraj Lunidd ram; Bokhari; Govindanand and Shaikh
Abdul Majid. It was resolved to observe hartal on
3.2.1928, the day on which "Simmon Commission" is to
arrive at Bombay.
meeting of Shikarpur Congress Committee, following
were elected as office-bearers for the year
President: Kaka Sobhraj
Vice-President: Shrimati Ganga Devi
Bilandram Vasandrr.al, who is observing a fast for
the last few days in order to bring pressure on Mr.
Lilaram Pherwani to withdraw his candidature from
the Sindh Legislative Assembly, is in critical
been examined by doctors. He has been persuaded to
take water by Jairamdas.
Bilandram, broke his fast on Saturday (6.11.1936) as
the result of the persuasions of a number
congress-men of Shikarpur.
Lilaram has not withdrawn his candidature.
Yesterday (21.5.1946) evening a function was
arranged in Tilak Swaring Shawan by prominent
congress workers in honour of Prof. Udharam Asvani
of Benaras Hindu University on his election to the
legislative Assembly of the U.P. Prof. is an old
congress worker of Shikarpur.
the past three days (15 to 17.3.1919) three meetings
were organized by the congress committee - two in
connection with the passing of Rowlatt bills and one
to enlighten the public on the congress-Muslim
scheme. The first meeting was presided over by Haji
Abdullah Haroon of Karachi and was attended by a
large number of Muhammadans who happened to be in
Sukkur in connection with Muhammadan Educational
Conference (organized by Anjuman I.A.W. Sukkur). At
this meeting vigorous speeches were made by
President, Mr. Abdul Rahman of Karachi and Dr.
Choithram. At the second meeting presided over by
Mulchand Pessumal, a very large number of Moulvi
from different parts of Sindh, who had come for the
Educational Conference, were present. The provisions
of the Rowlatt Bills were explained at length and
few were induced to take the satyagarh vow. The
third meeting yesterday (17.3.1919) under the
presidency of Mr. Viromal Begraj was also well
attended. The number of Muhammadans was not so great
as at the previous meeting for some of them had left
by the evening train. Speeches were made by Haji
Abdullah Haroon; Mr. Abdul Rehman, Dr. Choithram and
Mr. Virumal explaining the congress-Muslim scheme
and few of the audience were enlisted members of the
the auspices of the District Congress Committee a
public meeting was held on 6.4.1919 to educate
public opinion on political subjects. Speeches were
made by several gentlemen on the Rowlatt Bills,
Satyagrah Vow, Tilak fund, and honourary
magistrates, and about twenty delegates were elected
for the forthcoming Provincial conference at
Jacobabad. At the same meeting it was announced
that a meeting would be held on Saturday (12.4.1919)
when matters pertaining to the local
municipalities would be discussed and duties of
the voters would be explained to the audience.
(23,7.1919) being the birthdate of Mr. Tilak
the member of congress Committee celebrated it
by arranging for Kanah Pershad at sadh Bella, in
morning, distributing Methai on the bunder road
in the evening, sending a message of
congratulations to Mr. Tilak and distributing
in the town a leaflet giving an account of
night (3.11.1919) a meeting under the auspices of
the District Congress Committee took place
in a private godown opposite to the Bunder
Station when Dr. Choithram of Hyderabad gave
an address on the present condition of
Bharat Varsh and congress. He described the
condition of indians in the Punjab, South
Africa and Fiji Islands and exhorted the
audience to go to the congress in numbers to
strengthen the hands of those who were
working in the direction of the advancement
of the country. Mr. Lokomal Chellaram and some
other speakers spoke in the same strain
and in the end 25 more ncaries were added
to the congress committee.
All-indla Congress Committee of Sukkur hold its
meeting on July 29 (1920) and decided that
it cannot recommended non-co-operation and the
decision of the All-India congress should be
awaited about it. Shikarpur Congress Committee
has decided in favour of non-co-operation.
public meeting held on 3.5.1921 a resolution
condemning the action of the Sukkur Municipality
in refusing an address of welcome to Mr. Gandhi,
was passed. Dr. Sugnomal, a Municipal Councilor,
announced that he did not consider it worthwhile to
continue in a Municipality which had refused a
welcome address to a man like Mr. Gandhi
and he had therefore resigned his seat on
monster meeting was held yesterday (30.6.1921), when
amidst cheers it was announced that Sukkur had paid
its share to the Tilak Swaraj Fund. Mr. Viromal
announced that he thought at first he had to
collect Rs.11,500 which was done. But when Mr.
Gandhi demanded three lakhs from Sindh, the share of
Sukkur increased to Rs.26500. He had worked to bring
the figure of Sukkur District including that of
Rohri to 25,000. If he had not been able to raise
the required quota, he would have sold his property.
Some young men were also prepared to sell their
property. He read a remarkable letter written by a
young man who offered to sell himself into servitude
to any rich Sethia, for a sum which might make up
the required deficit. The people demanded to
have a Darshan of the young man who had
written the letter and he was brought on the
platform amidst cheers. To the great surprise
of all he turned out to be son of a
rich man and had not been up till now
actively associated with Non-co-operators, Mr.
Viroomal's appeal for funds brought about Rs.500
more. Several donations were also promised. The
number of charkhas running in Sukkur District is
exceeded 3,000. But the District had failed to
enroll 11,500 members. Altogether only 5,000
members were enrolled. It was hoped that 6,000 more
would soon be enrolled. Moulvi Taj Mohammed also
spoke at the meeting.
meeting of the members of the city congress
committee was held yesterday (8.2.1922) to elect
candidates for the various Municipal Wards in the
town of Sukkur. At the outset it was decided that
the elected candidate would be required to sing the
shall not vote for any Government servant,
pensioner, title holder or honorary Magistrate or
President, Vice-President or Chairman of any
Committee or Membership of the Managing Committee.
Whenever my issue will arise between Government and
Congress I shall invariably vote for the latter
excepting when I conscientiously feel otherwise"
local congress committee is making strenuous efforts
to collect for the Tilak Swaraj Fund, it is
understood that the Das party which is particularly
active of Sukkur is whole-heartedly co-operating
with the congress party.
Yesterday (18.11.23) was observed as "Gandhi Day" by
the members of the Congress Committee. In the
evening a khadi sale was organised which resulted in
the sale of about Rs.200 worth of khadi. In the
evening a public meeting was organized in an open
space under the presidency of Mr. Virumal Begraj.
In the end Parmanand Mewaram gave demonstrations of
the way in which instruction was imparted to the
Lokmanya Tilak's anniversary was celeberated here
yesterday (1.8.1926) in a fitting manner. In the
evening meeting was organized on the Bunder under
the auspices of Congress Committee presided over by
Seth Jashanmal. Meeting was well attended and
speechs dwelling on the qualities of lokmanya were
made by local congress workers and several others.
meeting of Thatta Congress Committee was held, and
following office-bearers were electad for 1946/47.
Nasinglal Dhamanmal (President)
Bhagwandas Bazarimal (Vice-President)
Mr. Rupchand L. Asarpota (Secretary)
Ishwardas Hiradas (Treasurer)
Following were elected on District Congress
Nasinglal, Bhagwandas and Isnwardas.