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Khaksar Tragedy (1940)

The British Government in the Punjab decided to ban all the paramilitary organizations in the Punjab and stopped them from parading in public and also from wearing military uniform. Khaksars refused to obey the directives and decided to hold their military parade in the area of Bhati Gate, Lahore on ... Read More »

Lahore Resolution (1940)

With the introduction of political reforms in India by the British, the Muslims realized that they would become a permanent minority in a democratic system and it would never be possible for them to protect their fundamental rights. They only constituted one fourth of the total Indian population and were ... Read More »

The August Offer (1940)

In order to win over the sympathies of the Indian masses and political parties during the war, His Majesty’s Government issued a White Paper on August 8, 1940. The document, which later on is known as the August Offer in history books, promised for the establishment of an independent Indian ... Read More »

Cripps Mission (1942)

The British were alarmed at the successive victories of Japan during 1940s. When Burma was turned into a battle field and the war reached the Indian boarders, the British started feeling more concerned about the future of India. Situation in the country was further complicated as the Congress wanted to ... Read More »

Quit India Movement (1942)

The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched in India in August 1942 in response to Mohandas Gandhi’s call for immediate independence. The All-India Congress Committee proclaimed a mass protest demanding what Gandhi called “an orderly British withdrawal” from India. The call for determined, but passive resistance appears ... Read More »

Jinnah – Gandhi Talks (1944)

The passing of the Resolution on 23rd March by the All India Muslim League at its Lahore session created a serious situation for the Congress leadership. Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi wrote in Harijan on 6th April 1940, “I admit that the step taken by the Muslim League at Lahore ... Read More »

Wavell Plan (1945)

In October 1943 the British Government decided to replace Lord Linlithgow with Lord Wavell as the Viceroy of India. Before assuming the charge, Wavell worked as the Chief of Indian army and thus had quit an understanding of the Indian situation. Right after assuming charge as Viceroy, Wavell’s most important ... Read More »

Simla Conference (1945)

Lord Wavell succeeded Lord Linlithgow as Viceroy of India in 1943. Lard Wavell was a reputed military commander and had commanded the British armies in the Second World War. Before coming to India he was the C-in-C of the British forces which were fighting in North Africa against German forces. ... Read More »

Elections of 1945-46

The 1945-46 elections were, by far, the most critical at all levels in the annals of the history of Indian sub-continent. The first Simla Conference had broken down on 14th July 1945 on the controversial issue of the representative culture of the All India Muslim League (AIML). Also, once World ... Read More »

Cabinet Mission (1946)

After the failure of British efforts to establish peace consensual constitutional adjustment and the results of general elections, which created deadlock between Muslim League and Congress, British government sent a special mission of Cabinet ministers in India. This mission gave the plan to resolve the deadlock which is known as ... Read More »

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