During his stay in Lahore, Ghulam Kibria's principal achievement was his leading role in establishing the Milli Techniki Idara in a portion of the Bradlaugh
Hall, a polytechnic where young boys received training in a variety of disciplines free of cost and the instructors, including Ghulam Kibria himself, offered their services without any charge.
In this context, one needs to recall the history of, for instance, Bradlaugh
Hall - which stood at the centre of the city of Lahore and whose attendees included the revered revolutionaries Bhagat Singh and Lala Lajpat Rai.
It was impossible under the unitary Westminster model, with its credo of majority rule which the Indian National Congress was insisting on since its founding in 1885, and with the British proclivity for the introduction of representative institutions - as indicated by the Gladstonian reforms of the 1880s, the Local Board Bill (1883), and the Bradlaugh
Bill (1889), eventuating in the Indian Councils Act (1892).
MP Charles Bradlaugh
was committee to Big Ben after being found in Contempt of Parliament in 1880.
THE fake indignation whipped up by the Conservatives and the media about Jeremy Corbyn's nonattendance of the Privy Council meeting and his refusal to kneel before the Queen reminds me of the story of Charles Bradlaugh
The book is organized around reviews of prominent cases involving representatives of these outsider groups who were subject to official persecution or discrimination (such as Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Rothschild, Charles Bradlaugh
, and Oscar Wilde) and legislation aimed at the groups themselves (the Ecclesiastical Titles Act of 1851, the Contagious Diseases Act of the 1860s, and the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885).
Alam not only gave up her forty-year purdah observance, but at a public meeting at Bradlaugh
Hall, Lahore, appealed to other Muslim women to come forward to take part in the fight for freedom.
11) Besant and Bradlaugh
also republished a propaganda pamphlet of Knowlton's for eugenics, which began with:
was the symbol of the secularist cause and a famed freethinker.
Chapter 3 takes Charles Bradlaugh
and Annie Besant to argue that atheists read and studied the Bible, principally to show inconsistencies and the foolishness of the book.
MP Charles Bradlaugh
raised their plight in Parliament and after three weeks, the company crumbled - its Liberal proprietors worn down by the bad publicity and loss of business.
At one end of the spectrum, Charles Bradlaugh
, the noted atheist, and Annie Besant, later involved in Theosophy, both engaged with the Bible--the first to disprove it, and the second to articulate her atheism.