6. TO SAVE MUSLIM ENTITY:
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan expressed a belief that the Muslims were a separate entity from Hindus. It was not acceptable by Muslims that Hindus and Muslims can be one nation. Muslims were different in history, religion, civilization and languages. It did become important for the Muslims of India to establish a political party of their own.
On December 30 1906, under the chairmanship of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk, the yearly meeting of Muhammadan Educational Conference was held at Dhaka. Nearly 3,000 representatives attended the session making it the largest ever symbolic gathering of the Muslim of India. For the first time the conference pick up its ban on political conversations, when Nawab Salim Ullah Khan offered a suggestion...
To Sir Syed’s advice, The Muslims remained loyal but actions were rapidly changing the Indian act and on all sections of the population, politics were being pushed.
The main encouraging factor was that the Muslims’ intelligent class desired representation; the common people needed a platform to unite. It was the diffusion of western thought by John Locke, Milton and Thomas Paine, etc. at the MAO College that started the rise of Muslim nationalism.
Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah (Aga Khan III) was selected the first Honorary President of the Muslim League. The headquarters were founded at Lucknow. There were correspondingly six vice presidents, a secretary and two joint secretaries primarily chosen for a three years’ time period, uniformly from different provinces.
“The AIME Conference in 1906, held at the Ahsan Manzil palace of the Dhaka Nawab Family, put down the foundation of the Muslim...
The party restored its constitution and began the progression of its organization from the scratch. Before it could combine itself, it took part in the 1937 provincial elections. Despite lack of time and fragile organizational structure, it won 104 out of 489 Muslim seats, and 70 per cent of the seats that it questioned. The Congress pride especially after it presumed power in the Provinces and its wish to grip independent entities by starting a Muslim Mass Contact Movement united the Muslims around the Muslim League. Its attempts to remove Muslim cultural identity in the Congress-governed provinces isolated the Muslims all through the Subcontinent. Such policies supported the rising Muslim awareness of separate nationhood and improved the ranks of the AIML. After lengthy negotiations, the Muslim League accepted the Lahore (better known as” Pakistan “) Resolution at its yearly session in 1940, demanding a separate homeland for the Muslims in the Muslim widely held...
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