Flashcards in British response Deck (12)
When was the Simon Commission?
Sent in 1927, arrived in 1928
Who headed up the Simon Commission?
Sir John Simon
Who was also on the Simon Commission?
Clement Atlee (no Indians on the Commission)
Which minorities aided the Simon Commission when asked?
Anglo-Indians, Sikhs and Untouchables in attempt for change
The Simon Commission report was abandoned before publication due to what reason?
It reasserted the status quo
Who was the Secretary of State for India in 1929?
William Wedgwood Benn
When was the Irwin Declaration?
What position did Lord Irwin hold upon making the Irwin Declaration?
What was the Irwin declaration?
Reasserted the Montagu declaration and said dominion status was a natural evolution
What did the Congress Working Committee call for after the declaration (Irwin rejected the proposition)?
Release all Indian political prisoners
When was the Gandhi-Irwin Pact?