Why Nehru Report rejected by Muslims

why Nehru Report rejected by Muslims

Briefly explain the main points of the Nehru Report and why it was vehemently rejected by Indian Muslims

why was Nehru Report rejected? why did Jinnah reject nehru report? the answer is simple the Nehru report was an attempt to prepare the constitution of India. it was made by the committee of all parties chaired by Motilal Nehru with his son Jawaharlal. It was presented in 1928.

Why Nehru Report Rejected

Federal Form of Government:

It was agreed by all parties that the form of government should be Federal in nature. It means there would be a federation and federating units. But it was given that residual powers would be vested in the centre and make the centre strong in comparison to provinces.

Joint Electorate

Nehru Report stated that their Joint electorate would be conducted in United India. Joint Electorate means there would be one election at a time all over India and no separate election would be held for Muslims or lower castes.

Sindh separated from the Bombay Presidency

Nehru Report maintained that Sindh could be separated from Bombay on certain conditions. First, Sindh would be given financial autarchy. Second, minorities were given the same rights as Muslim minorities were given rights in other Hindu Majority provinces.

The constitutional status would be given to NWFP and Balochistan

It was presented in Nehru Report that there should constitutional reforms be given in the case of NWFP and Balochistan. A committee would be formed which observes and investigate the basic needs of these provinces. This was also one of the demands of Indian Muslims.

One-third representation of Indian Muslims in the Central Assembly was rejected

Nehru Report had given in the report that one-third represent would not be granted to Muslims. And this demand was a major demand of Indian Muslims. Moreover, special rights were not given to Muslims in Report. They said, in many provinces, Muslims are in majority and they are dominated there. Therefore, special rights could not be granted to them.

 Here are five points which are rejected by Indian Muslims:

  1. A separate electorate was not accepted in Nehru Report.
  2. Quaid e Azam tried to get amendments in the report in the all-parties conference in Calcutta but did not succeed. This very moment when Jinnah remarked, “it is the parting of the ways”. Therefore, he presented the 14 points.
  3. One-third representation of Muslims in the Central legislature was not given.
  4. In Nehru Report, the Center was given residual powers and hence weak provinces. On another hand complete autonomy of provinces.
  5. Representation of Muslims in Punjab and Bengal proportion to their population was not given.


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