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Pakistan Resolution | Note
In March 1940, the annual session of the Muslim League was held in Lahore. The venue was Manto Park. Where now stands the Minar-a-Pakistan. The session was presided over by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. On this occasion, on 23 March 1940, Molvi Abul Qasim, Fazal-ul-Haq of Bengal moved his well-known resolution, which was unanimously PROVED.
Chaudhry Khaliq-uz-Zaman of UP and Muslim leaders from all provinces seconded the resolution. In this session. the political situation was analyzed in detail and Muslim demands a home and only to maintain they identify and safeguard of their rights.
THE RESOLUTION STATED:
That no constitution plan would be workable in this country or acceptable to the Muslims unless it is designed on the following basic principles namely.
(i) . That geographically contagious unit is demarcated into a region which should be so constituted with such territorial readjustment as may be necessary that the area in which the Muslims are numerically majority as in the North-Western and the Eastern Zones of India should be grouped to constitute an independent state in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.
(ii) The adequate effective and mandatory safeguard should especially be provided in the constitution for minorities in these units and regions for the protection of their religious cultural, economic, political, administrative and other in consultation · With them.
(iii) Pakistan Resolution was a Landmark in the history of the Muslims in South Asia. It determined for the Muslims a true goal and promised to them their homelands in the North East and North West.
(iv) The acceptance of the Pakistan Resolution accelerated the pace of the freedom movement. It gave new e·nergy and courage to the Muslims who gathered around Mohammad. Ali Jinnah in quest of a struggle for independence.