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Q. With reference to Separate electorates, consider the following statements: Which of the  above given statements is/are correct?


Your Answer
A

1 only
Correct Answer
B

2 only
Your Answer
C

Both 1 and 2
Your Answer
D

Neither 1 and 2

Solution

The correct option is D
2 only
Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Some scholars see Partition as a culmination of a communal politics that started developing in the opening decades of the twentieth century. They suggest that separate electorates for Muslims, created by the colonial government in 1909 (Morley-Minto Reform) and expanded in 1919, crucially shaped the nature of communal politics.

Statement 2 is correct: The Nehru Report of 10 August 1928 was a memorandum to appeal for a new dominion status and a federal set-up of government for the constitution of India. It also proposed for the Joint Electorates with reservation of seats for minorities in the legislatures and rejected separate electorates for Muslims. A committee of the All Parties Conference carried by Motilal Nehru with his son Jawaharlal Nehru acting as a secretary prepared this report.

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