Chaudhry Afzal Haq, An Untold Story
Writer, Thinker, Humanitarian, Legislator and Inspiration to the common man in British India.

Chaudhry Afzal Haq Bio

A Life Chronology

Place of Birth: Rajput village of Garhshankar, Hosharpur, Punjab, British India
Date of Birth: 1891
Date of Passing: 8th of January 21:20 hours, 1942
Final Resting Place: Miani Sahib Graveyard, Lahore, Punjab, British India on Friday, 9th of January in the afternoon. Funeral procession was miles long with over 100,000 people attending.
Mothers Name: Umdah Begum
Fathers Name: Chaudhry Amir Khan
Grandfathers Name: Sube Khan
Brothers Names:
  1. Chaudhry Abdul Haq
  2. Chaudhry Nasir Khan
  3. Chaudhry Fazal Haq
  4. Chaudhry Afzal Haq
Dates of Events: Chaudhry Afzal Haq left Garhshankar at age 4 and moved to Amritsar when his father was transferred to the Deputy Nazir (Clerk) in Amritsar Session Courts. He finished his metric (High School) in Amritsar.

He moved to Lahore in 1908-10 to attend Diyal Singh College  and his brother, Ch. Fazal Haq passed away during his studies there.  This was a very painful loss to Ch. Afzal Haq and he took it very hard.  He left the college shortly after his brothers passing.

Chaudhry Afzal Haq joined the Punjab Police (British Indian Police) in 1911-14?

He was married in 1918 when he was 26 years old. (His wife, Buaji was 16 years old) She was Umdah Beebe’s brothers daughter.

He then  left the British police force after General Dire fired upon Indians in 1919. Ch. Afzal Haq’s house was close to this area and his wife and family saw the results of people dying in front of their house who were seeking refuge immediately after this tragic event.
Chaudhry Afzal Haq resigned from his post as Sub-Inspector in 1919 because of these and other atrocities.

During his career as a freedom fighter, legislator and writer, he was sent to 8 different jails in India during his fight for freedom of his fellow countrymen.

He began his political career as a freedom activist in 1919 until he helped to form the Majlis-e-Arhar party on 1929 December 29th.  This was the first congregation held by Majlis-e-Arhar.
He was known as the Brain of of Majlis-e- Arhar and was a founding member with Sayed Attaullh Shaw Bukhari
Molana Zaffar Ali Khan, Molana Daud Ghaznavi, Molana Mazhar Ali Azhar, Khawaja Abdul-ul-Rehman, Molana Habib-ul-Rehman Luddhianvi.

Elected to Punjab Assembly / Indian Congress in 1924 as MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Represented Hosharpur District. Khalafith Movement (Turkish Government Khalifa and Atta Turk) was being supported until 1933 by Muslim Indians in India.

We know that in 1922 he was imprisoned in the Hosharpur Jail, and then Gorakh Pur Jail (Central India) with Gandhiji, Nehru and the other freedom leaders of the free India movement.

The last jail he was in was Rawalpindi, India Jail (2 year sentence and discharged after 1 year prior to his passing.) He was dying in Jail and the government let him out to avoid his death in detention and the expected political upheaval from his passing in that jail.

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