A MIGRATION FROM LAHORE AND OTHER PARTS OF INDIA TO AFGHANISTAN
THAT NO ONE EVEN REMEMBERS AND A BIGGEST FIASCO OF ITS OWN TIMES
The Khilafat movement in British India had strange effect here. Disgusted with the British break up of the Ottoman Empire, the Muslims were afraid that the custody of the Khana Kaaba would fall in wrong hands. People with such bent of mind decided to leave India. A group of Thirty thousand people sold their properties in India and decided to migrate to Afghanistan. This important decision was made on the first of August, 1920.
Contrary to their expectations, they were not well received. And after much hassle, the border was closed and these thirty thousand people were forced to come back to India. A historian writes:
August 1, 1920. In addition to the Khilafat issue, Gandhi and Congress added reparations for the Punjab and the independence of India. That summer about 30,000 Muslims sold their property and emigrated to Afghanistan (Some also tried to go to Turkey). They were not well received, and the Afghanistan government closed the border. Most of the impoverished migrants went back to India.
Contrary to that, millions of Afghan emigrated to Pakistan on the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and they can be seen all over Pakistan. These migrants brought a lot of issues like guns and drugs to Pakistan, and an air of smuggling, but there were no regrets. Muslim brotherhood dominated ideas of welcome.