In the near future, the British government and the atrocities that it committed will have a reckoning. They raped the world for natural resources for over 300 years and savagely killed off the Mauri in New Zealand, the Aboriginies of Australia and every other primitive people that it might have interacted with. The British also looked for local groups who would co-operate with them in exchange for an advantageous position in their capitalistic colonies. Ahmadiyya and the Mirza family are an example of this, as are the Agha Khan and his followers. The British government used the Sikhs in Kashmir for almost 100 years also. In the 1920’s, the Ahmadiyya Khalifa, Mirza Basheer-uddin Mahmud Ahmad propped up a basic and average lawyer, Muhammad Zafrullah Khan as the political arm of the British. Muhammad Zafrullah Khan loyally supported the British government and acted as their agent.
Maulvi Muhammad Yar Arif along with Maulana Abdur Rahim Nayyar, represented the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in the annual session of the Muslim League on 23 March 1940, in which the Lahore Resolution, also called the Pakistan Resolution, was passed. Thus, this was a historic moment which they had the honour to be a part of (Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 24, p. 689).
Hitler was on the verge of invading France, the famous Dunkirk evacuation happened a few weeks later. The British were also being invaded in Laos and Vietnamese by the Japanese, it seemed like the British Government was doomed to end. The British thus wanted to split up India before a possible invasion as a strategy to fight off the Japanese. At this point, Muhammad Zafrullah Khan secretly wrote the Lahore Resolution.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________“THE LAHORE RESOLUTION
Resolved at the Lahore Session of All-India Muslim League held on 22nd-24th March, 1940.
(1) While approving and endorsing the action taken by the Council and the Working Committee of the All Indian Muslim League as indicated in their resolutions dated the 27th of August, 17th and 18th of September and 22nd of October, 1939, and 3rd February 1940 on the constitutional issues, this Session of the All-Indian Muslim League emphatically reiterates that the scheme of federation embodied in the Government of India Act, 1935, is totally unsuited to, and unworkable in the peculiar conditions of this country and is altogether unacceptable to Muslim India.
(2) It further records its emphatic view that while the declaration dated the 18th of October, 1939 made by the Viceroy on behalf of His Majesty’s Government is reassuring in so far as it declares that the policy and plan on which the Government of India Act 1935, is based will be reconsidered in consultation with the various parties, interests and communities in India, Muslin India will not be satisfied unless the whole constitutional plan is reconsidered de novoand that no revised plan would be acceptable to the Muslims unless it is framed with their approval and consent.
(3) Resolved that it is the considered view of this Session of the All India Muslim League that no constitutional plan would be workable in this country or acceptable to Muslims unless it is designed on the following basic principle, namely that geographically contiguous units are demarcated into regions which should be so constituted, with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary, that the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern Zones of India, should be grouped o constitute “Independent States” in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.
That adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards should be specifically provided in the constitution for minorities in these units and in these regions for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights and interests in consultation with them; and in other parts of India where the Mussalmans are in a minority, adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards shall be specially provided in the constitution for them and other minorities for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights and interests in consultation with them.
This Session further authorizes the Working Committee to frame a scheme of constitution in accordance with these basic principles, providing for the assumption finally by the respective regions of all powers such as defense, external affairs, communications, customs and such other matters as may be necessary.”
“Zafarullah’s document has been prepared for adoption by the Muslim League with a view to its being given the fullest publicity…while Zafarullah cannot of course admit its authorship.”
“Zafrullah’s notes on Dominion Status purported to be a statement of the position from the extreme point of view & he (viceroy) cannot claim even yet to have had time to absorb the document fully.”
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