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LALA LAJPAT RAI

Organizing the Hindus

As soon as his health improved Lalaji become active again. He joined the 'Swaraj Party' of Motilal Nehru. He was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly. By that time the Hindu Muslim unity move shaped by Mahatma Gandhi had failed.

Lalaji had to turn his attention to communal problems. He was himself influenced by the Arya Samaj and was a staunch supporter of the Hindu dharma. But he was aware of the need for Hindu Muslim unity in the fight for Swaraj. The Non-Cooperation movement was crumbling and ill feeling between different communities was reaching dangerous proportions. In the 1924 Hindu-Muslim riots Hindus suffered much in Kohat of North-West Frontier Province. In two days of riots not only were 150 Hindus killed but also 400 persons had also to be shifted to Rawalpindi. Mahatma Gandhi undertook a fast. There was a conference to bring about friendship among the followers of different religions and a national council was set up. But the problem was not solved. The Kohat tragedy pained and disappointed Lalaji. He had to stand by the helpless Hindu community. To counteract associations formed by the Muslims, Lalaji tirelessly fostered movements for 'Purification of Hinduism 'and 'Organization of Hinduism'. As long ago as 'in 1924 Lalaji expressed the fear that Muslims might want a division of India and demand a separate state for themselves. This shows his far- sightedness.

He presided over the Hindu Mahasabha held at Calcutta in 1925. The speech he made about Hindu dharma and the necessity to uphold it woke up the Hindus. In 1926 Lalaji participated in the International Labor Conference held at Geneva as a representative of workers in India. He also took part in similar conferences held in Britain and France.

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Lala Lajpat Rai- A Great National Leader who came to be called 'Lion Of Punjab'
About Lala Lajpat Rai
Introduction
An Intelligent Student
The Dawn Of Ideals
The Lawyer
The Beginning Of Public Services
To The Political Sphere
In Lahore
Lightning In His Pen
The Servant of the Suffering
Visit To England
Government's Wrath
In Other Countries
The Non- Cooperation Movement
In Prison
You are Here! Organising The Hindus
"Unhappy India"
The Simon Commission
Imperialism Strikes
Country Did Not Forget
'The Lion Of Punjab'
A Multifaced Diamond
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