Syed Allauddin Hyder

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Forgotten Freedom Fighter of Hyderabad India

His Name is Syed Allauddin Hyder also known as Maulvi Allauddin was a preacher and Imam of Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad, India. Maulvi Allauddin was expert in Persian, Urdu, Telugu and sharp minded genius He is popularly known for leading an attack at British Residency on 17 July 1857 located in the princely state of Hyderabad and he lead the crowd in Makkah Masjid against British army and his allies.

The attack took place during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. later Maulvi Allauddin got caught by pro british allies and hand over to British army He is the first prisoner to be sentenced and deported to Cellular Jail (also known as Kaala pani) in the Andaman and Nicobar islands were Maulvi Allauddin Hyder dies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands jails unfortunately people of India and Hyderabad dont know about him.

There were many freedom struggles in the southern part of India also and one such struggle took place in Hyderabad under the command of Maulvi Allauddin. Maulvi Allauddin was born in 1824 in Nalgonda district of present-day Telangana State. He worked as a preacher and Imam of Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad. He decided to attack the British Forces when British arrested Zamindar Cheeda Khan and locked him in the Residency building of Hyderabad. On 17th July 1857 after the Namaz, Maulvi Allauddin along with his friend Turrebaz Khan and 300 other freedom fighter attacked the British Residency Building. The attack failed as the minister Salar Jung betrayed the Maulvi and his friend and sided with the British. Maulvi Allauddin was arrested and tried under Indian Penal Code. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Andaman Cellular jail (Also Known as Kala Paani). He was in jail for nearly 30 years and died there. He was the first prisoner to be sentenced and deported to Kala Paani.

In the year 2005 Voice of Telangana (VOT) approached the Lok Sabha Secretariat (L.S.S) and requested to install the statue of Maulvi Allauddin in the Parliament complex. LSS replied that further statues would not be considered due to lack of space in the Parliament complex. But an RTI query revealed that 14 statues and 16 portraits were installed between 2005 and 2009 in the Parliament Complex.