Monday, January 14, 2013

Silk Letter Movement Honored on Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: January 11, 2013 - India

India has issued a new postage stamp honoring the Silk Letter Movement.

The Silk Letter Movement was a freedom struggle by Deobandi leaders to attempt to begin a Pan-Islamic insurrection in British India during World War I by seeking support from Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Germany, and Afghanistan.

The plot was uncovered by Punjab CID with the capture of letters from Ubaidullah Sindhi, one of the Deobandi leaders then in Afghanistan, to Mahmud al Hasan another leaders then in Persia.

The letters were written in Silk cloth, hence the name.

Learn more at: India Post

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