Muslim orthodoxy or its patrons in elite sections in the community with the sword of religious identity and slogan - Islam in danger-challenged the political unity specially when Hindi was accepted as an official language in place of Urdu in the 1900s. in Uttarpradesh. Sir Sayed Ahmed died in 1898 but his followers Bitish India in defense laaunched agitation against this decision.
On the first Oct. 1906 a 15-member delegation of the Muslim nobles ,aristocracies, legal professionals,and other elite section of the community associated with Aligarh movement (formation of an institution of their own) gathered at Simla under the leadership of Aga Khan to present an address to Lord Minto.
The formation of AIML was a major landmark in the history of modern India.