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POSTAL STAMP ON ‘RESHMI RUMAL’ MOVEMENT RELEASED

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Silk Letter (Reshmi Rumal) Movement is a glorious part of the history of independent India and this story needs to be told and retold to youngsters who born in free India and enjoying the liberty without paying nothing for it, said President of India Pranab Mukharjee while releasing commemorative postal stamp on the Silk Letter Movement on 11 January in the capital.  ”This movement was a plan to mobilise the support of the governments of Afghanistan and Turkey in organising a revolt within India to overthrow the British rule. Obaidullah Sindhi and Maulana Mahmood Hasan were two important leaders of this movement. In August 1916, some letters written on silk fell into British hands. It is believed that the Silk Letters confiscated by British Government contained details of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind and its plans and a comprehensive scheme of forming an army,” said the President addressing the 60th session of Shaikhul Hind’s Silk Letter Movement Centenary. 



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