Muslim League, original name All India Muslim League, political group that led the movement calling for a separate Muslim nation to be created at the time of the partition of British India (1947). The Muslim League was founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Indian Muslims.
When and why was Muslim League formed?
All-India Muslim League
|All India Muslim League|
|Founder||Nawab Khwaja Salimullah|
|Founded||30 December 1906 at Dacca, British India (now Dhaka, Bangladesh)|
|Dissolved||14 August 1947|
|Succeeded by||Muslim League in Pakistan Awami League in Bangladesh Indian Union Muslim League in India|
Who opposed the partition of India?
The Hindu, Christian, Anglo-Indian, Parsi and Sikh communities were largely opposed to the partition of India (and its underlying two-nation theory), as were many Muslims (these were represented by the All India Azad Muslim Conference).
Who is a pioneer of two nation theory?
Thus, many Pakistanis describe modernist and reformist scholar Syed Ahmad Khan (1817–1898) as the architect of the two-nation theory.
What happened to India after WWII?
After the end of the war, India emerged as the world’s fourth largest industrial power and its increased political, economic and military influence paved the way for its independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Who coined the word Pakistan?
The name of the country was coined in 1933 by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, a Pakistan Movement activist, who published it in a pamphlet Now or Never, using it as an acronym (“thirty million Muslim brethren who live in PAKISTAN”), and referring to the names of the five northern regions of the British Raj: Punjab, Afghania, …
When did Cripps mission came to India?
As a result, the British cabinet by 9 March 1942 agreed to despatch a mission to India to discuss its offer, and Cripps’ plane landed in Delhi on 22 March. By that time the British were willing to grant Indian independence at the conclusion of the war.