Inqhilab Zindabad (Hindustani: (Devanagari), (Urdu)) is an Urdu phrase which translates to "Long Live Revolution". It was a common phrase used by revolutionaries during the British rule over India. It was popularized in the activities of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association by socialist revolutionaries such as Ashfaqulla Khan, Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad, who used it to urge future generations to endorse and support the political party's rebellious actions.
This phrase is first recorded in prose and used by Maulavi Hasrat Mohani at a labour strike in Kolkata (then, in English, Calcutta) for the first time. In one famous incident, a Pathan tribal continued their movement, demanding the release of Badshah Khan, Malang Baba and Inquilab, assuming Inquilab to be another great leader in prison as they were chanting "Badshah Khan Zindabad," "Malang Baba Zindabad," and "Inquilab Zindabad."