Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bangladesh, Muslim Politics

The Muslim politics even after the death of Sir Syed Ahmed and the leadership being taken by Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk was concentrated to safegurding their rights and interests in the new legislation.It was reserved for Lord Minto to give the official seal of approvalto the policy of Divide and Rule and setting the Muslims against Hindus.
Throught the two years 1907 and 1908, there was an acrimonious discussion regarding the separate electorate and the weightage proposed by the Muslim deputation and consented to by Lord Minto. As a consequence to this , the act of 1909, and the regulation made thereunder, embodied in substance the concessions virtually promised by Mintoto the Muslims under these regulations not only did they receive a separate electorate but their number of members in the council was much greater that would be warranted by the numerical strength of their population.
Communal riots to other parts of India
Not only in Mymensing and Comilla districts of Bengal the communal disturbances were spread in Ayodhya and Fyzabadon the occasion of the Muslim festival of Bakrid.
Authorities came down
New Technique was adopted by British rulers which might be termed as "Repression cum Reform" and "rally the moderates" to enforce "Divide and rule" policy.
Inspite of the existence of two conflicting groups within the Congress and of the conflict between the Congress and the League engineered by the rulers, the Govt. had to revoke the parition order and re-unite Bengal into one province after about six years i.e. in 1911. In other words the British rulers came to realise the mass sentiments expressed in the anti-partition agitations was just and irrepressible.