Hyderabad: Union Minister Kishan Reddy met with families of Telangana freedom fighters in Hyderabad and Medchal-Malkajigiri districts on Saturday. He spoke to family members of Shoebullah Khan in Pocharam Sankshatri township.
The minister also participated in the 37th birthday celebrations of Telangana revolutionary Chakali Ailamma held at Lower Tankbund.
Shoebullah Khan was the editor of Imroz, an Urdu daily published in Hyderabad. He was in favor of merging Hyderabad into the Union of India.
In 1948 Shoebullah Khan wrote an article against Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam. In retaliation, his hands were cut off and he was shot three times at close range by Razakars.
BJP prepares for ‘Telangana Liberation Day’
The central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a year-long “celebration” marking “Hyderabad Liberation Day” starting September 17. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also invited for the same. On this date in 1948, the former state of Hyderabad ruled by its Nizam, Osman Ali Khan, was annexed to India.
Union Minister Kishan Reddy said arrangements were being made to hold Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 on a large scale for a year. He said the Center identified the unrecognized heroes of the freedom struggle and resolved to remember their service to the nation.