Flashcards in British response Deck (12)
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1

When was the Simon Commission?

Sent in 1927, arrived in 1928

2

Who headed up the Simon Commission?

Sir John Simon

3

Who was also on the Simon Commission?

Clement Atlee (no Indians on the Commission)

4

Which minorities aided the Simon Commission when asked?

Anglo-Indians, Sikhs and Untouchables in attempt for change

5

The Simon Commission report was abandoned before publication due to what reason?

It reasserted the status quo

6

Who was the Secretary of State for India in 1929?

William Wedgwood Benn

7

When was the Irwin Declaration?

October 1929

8

What position did Lord Irwin hold upon making the Irwin Declaration?

Viceroy

9

What was the Irwin declaration?

Reasserted the Montagu declaration and said dominion status was a natural evolution

10

What did the Congress Working Committee call for after the declaration (Irwin rejected the proposition)?

Release all Indian political prisoners

11

When was the Gandhi-Irwin Pact?

February 1931

12

What was agreed at the Gandhi-Irwin Pact?

Congress' civil disobedience campaign suspended; Gandhi agreed to second London conference; 19,000 Congress supporters released from jail; confiscated property was returned