Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pakistan, Establishment of AIML

Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Group Photo taken at the annual meeting of Muhammadan Educational Conference at Dhaka, 1906. Establishment of All India muslim League (1906)
On Dec 1930, 1906, the annual meeting of Mohammadan Educational Conference was held at Dhaka under the chairmanship of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk. Almost 3,000 delegates attended the session making it a largest ever representative gathering of Muslim India. For the first time the conference lifted its ban on political discusion, when Nawab SalimUllah khan presented a proposal for establish a political party to safeguard the interest of the Muslims, namely, All India Muslim League.
These factors had keptMuslims away from the Congress , Sir Syed 's advice to the Muslims, to give it a wide berth. Hindu agitation against the partition of Bengaland the Hindu revivalism's hostility towards the muslims. The Muslims remained loyal to Sir Syed's advice but events were quickly changing the Indian sceneand politics were being thrust on all sections of the population.
But the main motivating factor was that the Muslims Intellectual class wanted representation ; the masses needed a platform on which to unite. It was the dissemination of western thought by John Lock, Milton,and thomas the M.A.O. College that initiated the emergence of Muslim Nationalism.