This is just one example of the “powers that be” mentioned in the previous post.
Mawlana Zafar Ali Khan, one of the leaders of the freedom movement in India went to visit Hz Mehr Ali Shah (RA). After failing to convince Hazrat about the Khilafat movement and unity with Mr Ghandi he suddenly changed stance and said: ” I have come to this court to beg for Muslim governance”. Hazrat replied: “I shall pray for it and you should join me too”. Then he prayed with deep concentration.
Later on during the period of his spiritual absorption (in the early 1930’s) Hazrat announced the news that a Muslim state would soon come into existence.
Mehr-e-Munir ( the biography of Hz Mehr Ali Shah)