Advantages And Disadvantages Of Lahore Resolution

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From 22 to 24th March 1940, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah called for All India Muslim League’s 27th annual session in Minto Park (now called Iqbal Park), Lahore. Lahore resolution was presented on 23rd March in order to protect religious, political and social rights of the Muslims. Nawab of Mamdot presented the welcome address followed by the speech of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. According to a rough estimate around 100,000 attended the public meeting. The resolution was endorsed by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Chaudhary Khaliquzzam, Qazi Muhammad Esa and Sardar Aurangzeb as representatives of Punjab, Sindh, UP, Baluchistan and N.W.F.P respectively. (4) Muslim league was already emphasizing on provincial autonomy, federalism, …show more content…
It was this resolution after which the Muslims of the sub-continent start to strive for an Independent state under the guidance of Quaid-e-Azam. (3) The resolution denied the concept of united India and gave forth the formation of independent states comprised of Assam and Bengal in the northeast and N.W.F.P, Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh in the northwest. It lead to the Unity of Large scale Muslim masses of the sub-continent.(1) The British were no longer to be considered as the architects of United India. Super-imposed unity under the tax Britannica as a lasting contribution and greatest achievement of British was threatened to be undone (demolished) due to the demand of Pakistan. (4)Lahore Resolution gave a new direction of movement to the Muslims of India i.e. to struggle for independence and …show more content…
It also demanded guarantees and constitutional safeguards for the Muslim minority. Thus, the resolution was important to secure the distinct political and socio-cultural features of the Muslim minority. (2) In order to provide great opportunities for the development of Muslim interests and rights the resolution supported autonomy and sovereignty for the provinces so that Muslims could exercise power in their majority areas. The response of Muslim masses for the demand of Pakistan was astonishingly tremendous. They were prepared to put everything at stake. This encouraged Muslim League to approach for constitutional struggle, political settlement and political accommodation. (5)Lahore resolution became part of the Muslim League constitution in 1941. It was on the basis of this resolution that the demand changed from “Separate Electorates” to a “Separate State” and in 1946 the Muslim League decided to go for one state of the Muslims, instead of two. (4)

Lahore Resolution also known as the Pakistan Resolution was no doubt the first milestone towards attaining the independent state of Pakistan in one way or the other. The resolution repudiated the concept of a United India and changed the ultimate goal of the Muslims of India.(1) Quaid’s devotion, struggles of the Muslim league and the support of Muslims made it possible to achieve an independent state after 7 years.

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