Prelims 312

Consider the following statements regarding the Delhi Proposals, 1927:
1. It demanded to appoint a special committee to enquire upon status of Muslims.
2. It demanded to make Sind a separate province.
3. Nehru report included all the demands raised in the Delhi proposals.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
A.
1 and 2 only
B.
2 and 3 only
C.
2 only
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
A large number of Muslim leaders had assembled in Delhi in December, 1927 to make a joint proposal to the British Government about Muslim interests. They made 4 proposals which are commonly known as “Delhi Proposal”.
Sind should be made a separate province. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
The North-West Frontier Province should be treated equal as other province.
Muslims should have 33.3% representation in Central Legislature
In Punjab and Bengal, the proportion of representation should be in accordance with the population.
Statement 1 is not correct as there was no demand for committee in the proposals.
Nehru accepted the first two demands of Delhi Proposals related to Sindh and NWFP. However, it did not accept the other two demands. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

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