Sunday, February 14, 2010
Pakistan, Alll parties Muslim Conference
The immediate result of the Publication of the Nehru Report was that Muslims of all shades opinion united in opposition to it. The two wings of the Muslim league that had been split since 1924 came closer. On jan 21m 1929, the all parties Muslim Conference convened in Delhi under Aga Khan . Nearly every shade of opinion was represented. The conference laid down Muslims demands in the clearest possible terms.
1. The only form of Govt. suitable to Indian conditions was a federal system with complete autonomy and residuary powers vested in the constituent states.
2. Muslims should not be deprived of the right to elect their represenatives through separate electorates without their consent.
3. Muslims should continue to have weightage in the Hindu majority Provinces and they were willing to accord the same privilege to non-muslim minorities in Sindh, The N..F.P. and Baluchistan.
4. Muslims should have their due share in the central and provincial Legislature.
5. Muslim majority in all all muslim majority provinces (with particular reference to Bengal and Punjab) should in no way be disturbed.