Q. With reference to the Home Rule Movement, which one of the following statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer using the code given below:
The correct option is A
The Indian Home Rule movement was a movement in British India on the lines of Irish Home Rule movement and other home rule movements. The movement lasted around two years between 1916–1918 and is believed to have set the stage for the independence movement under the leadership of Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar tilak to the educated English speaking upper-class Indians. In 1921 All India Home Rule League changed its name to Swarajya Sabha.
Statement 1 correct: The two leagues had hundreds of local branches all over all India. Madam Annie Besant and Tilak used only constitutional methods to achieve their objectives. They avoided radical and aggressive measures because they did not want to harass the government at a time when England was at war with Germany.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The Home Leagues functioned independently as the Indian National Congress could not adopt a radical programme.