1940 - 1947 Events
The Pakistan Movement

1940 - 1944

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From March 22 to March 24, 1940, the All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park, Lahore. This session proved to be historical. On the first day…

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The British government wanted to get the cooperation of the Indian people in order to deal with the war situation. The divergence between the two major representative parties of the…

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The Gandhi-Jinnah Talks have eminent significance with regard to the political problems of India and the Pakistan Movement. The talks between the two great leaders of the Sub-continent began in…

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When the Britain declared war against Germany the Viceroy announced that India was also at war. Indian leaders resented this decision because it was taken without their consent and formal…

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On October 13, 1940 Gandhi declared his line of action in the Working Committee of Congress. The plan was to start ‘individual satyagrah’ according to it few people chosen by…

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National Liberation Federation was a party of those Liberals that formed a small minority in public life as well as in the legislatures. But it included some men of great…

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The All India Congress Committee passed its ‘Quit India’ resolution on August 8, 1942. The demand was to declare India immediately as an independent country. Then a provisional government would…

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Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru was the only non-Muslim leader who was willing to lend support to the Muslim cause. After the suspension of Jinnah-Gandhi talks, he wrote a letter to…

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With the failure of the Simla Conference, Lord Wavell announced that the Central and Provincial Legislature elections would be held in the winter of 1945, after which a constitution-making body…

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Part-1 All of the British Government’s attempts to establish peace between the Congress and the Muslim League had failed. The results of the general elections held in 1945-46 served to…

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When all of Mountbatten’s efforts to keep India united failed, he asked Ismay to chalk out a plan for the transfer of power and the division of the country. It…

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The British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act on July 18, 1947. The Act created two dominions, Indian Union and Pakistan. It also provided for the complete end of British…

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In the year 1945, prevailed a rumor that an alliance had taken place between the Congress and the Muslim League. Particularly Bhulabhai Desai, the leader of the Congress parliamentary party…

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Cabinet Mission Plan failed to achieve its goal of bringing an end to the political deadlock in India. However, the plan of establishing Interim Government, though reluctantly and with many…

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By the end of July 1946, British India elected its Constituent Assembly, consisting of 296 members. The Congress had won all the general seats except nine whereas the Muslim League…