Give short explanation about direct action day.

Asked by Shailesh | 12th Jan, 2018, 06:48: PM

Expert Answer:

In the 1940s, the Indian National Congress and the Muslim league were the two largest political parties in British India. The Muslim League wanted British India to be partitioned into a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan. The Congress outrightly rejected this proposal . The Muslim League planned a general strike on 16th August terming it as Direct Action Day, to protest this rejection and assert its demand for a separate Muslim homeland. This day transformed into the “Great Calcutta Killing”. The Direct Action Day resulted into riots and several hundreads of people were killed in the following days. Many places in Bengal witnessed Hindu Muslim riots culminating in deaths of thousands of people and loss of property. 

Answered by Social Science Expert | 15th Jan, 2018, 11:08: AM

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