Indian Independence - Part 3.pptx

Indian Independence - Part 3.pptx

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1.6 What role did Mohammad Ali Jinnah play in the struggle for independence?
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Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) Western educated Bombay University, trained as a lawyer in London Believed in British liberal ideas to use constitutional methods to gain independence Joined the INC in 1896 Defended Bal Gangadhar Tilak who was charged with sedition for his role in the 1905 protests against the Bengal partition Joined the ML in 1913 President in 1916 Believed Indians had a right to agitate for independence Recognized the benefits of British rule: law, culture, and industry Member of the Home Rule League calling for dominion status Autonomy but not independence (like Canada) Becomes more radical after no change results from WWI
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Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) 1920, Jinnah left the INC when the non- cooperation campaign started Thought the strategy would destabilize the political structure Uneasy about Gandhi as a traditional Hindu holy man Called for a two-state solution which the INC rejected
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