The partition of Muslim League

 Demand for partition by the Muslim League

When British India was divided, the Muslim League, formerly known as the All India Muslim League, was the political force behind the campaign calling for the establishment of a separate Muslim nation (1947). Indian Muslims' liberties were protected by the Muslim League, which was established in 1906. Initially supported by the British and usually in favour of their rule, the league later adopted self-government for India as its objective in 1913. The league and its leaders, most prominently Mohammed Ali Jinnah, have advocated for Hindu-Muslim harmony in a united and independent India for many years.

Demand for partition by the Muslim League-The league did not advocate for the creation of a Muslim state that would be distinct from India's planned independence until 1940. The league wished to create a separate country for Muslims in India as it worried Hindus would take control of an independent India.

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When Pakistan was established in 1947, Jinnah and the Muslim League were at the forefront of the fight to divide British India into distinct Muslim and Hindu states. The league later rose to prominence as the country's main political force. It adopted the moniker "All Pakistan Muslim League" in that year.

Demand for partition by the Muslim League-The league, however, was less successful in Pakistan as a modern political party than it had been as a mass-based pressure organisation in British India, which led to a gradual decline in support and cohesion. The Muslim League lost control of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in the elections of 1954, and shortly after, the party also lost control of West Pakistan (now Pakistan). The party disintegrated into numerous groups by the late 1960s, and by the 1970s it was completely gone.

The two demands of muslim league are:-

  • joint voting system with places set aside for Muslims.
  • proportional representation of Muslims in Bengal and Punjab based on their numbers.


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