Thursday, March 4, 2010

History of Islam In India (contd-9)

Jinnah was a member of Indian National Congress since 1896 and worked constitionally for the self-government of India until 1920. He became a member  in All India Muslim League in 1913 and retained dual membership. He broke away from the Congress when under M.K.Gandhi Congress launched the non-cooperation movement against the British rule. 
Until 1930 he worked for Hindu Muslim Unity since he believed that Hindu-Muslim Unity is a pre-condition for Indian Independence.Dr, Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal, poet and philosopher, was  a strong proponent of Hindu-Muslim unity and an undivided India until the end of 1920s.
In the late 1920s, recognizing the different perspectives of the Indian National Congress and that of the All India Muslim League, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal presented the concepy of a separate Muslim homeland in India in the 1930s. Consequently, the All India Muslim League raised the demand for a separate Muslim homeland. The demand was raised in Lahore in 1940 (known as the Pakistan resolution).