Monday, April 5, 2010
Lahore Resolution, 1940
Lahore Resolution commonly known as Pakistan Resolution was a formal political statement adopted by the Muslim League at the occasion of its three day general session on 22-24 March 1940 that called for greater Muslim autonomy in British India. The resolution had been placed by A.K.Fazlul Huq.
In view of the WW II and the Viceroy's unilateral declaration of India's entry into the war, Jinnah called a General Session of the All India Muslim Leaguein lahore on 22-24 march 1940 to discuss the present situation .The session was held in Minto Park (at present Iqbal Park) at Lahore
The welcome address was read by Nawab Sir Shah Nawaz Mamdot. In his speech Jinnah criticised the stand of Congress and the Nationalist Muslims and espoused the Two- Nation Theory in support of their demand of Pakistan. The principle text of the resolution were;
No constitutional plan would be workable or acceptable to the Muslims unless geographical contiguous units are demarcated into regions which should be so constituted with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary. that the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in majority as in the NWFP, and eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute independent states in which the constituted units shall be autonomous and sovereign .
The Sindh Assembly was the first British Indian Legislature to pass the resolition.in favour of Pakistan.