Friday, 30 December 2016

COMPREHENSION NO. 19 - ENGLISH FOR CLASS 9

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.
     In December, 1930 Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was invited to preside over the annual meeting of the All India Muslim League at Allahabad. In his address he openly opposed the idea of power-sharing together of Hindus and Muslims as one nation. He declared that the move to apply one constitution to both the Hindus and Muslims would result in a civil war. He wanted to see the Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a single state for the Muslims, so that they should live according to the teachings of Islam. We can say that Allama Iqbal was the first thinker to give us the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of India i.e. partition of the Sub-continent into two sovereign states. The Muslims soon realized the importance of the demand for two separate states. It was then the Pakistan Resolution was adopted in 1940.
QUESTIONS
1. Where was the annual meeting of the All India Muslim League held in 1930?
2. Who was invited to preside over the session?
3. What idea did Allama Iqbal oppose?
4. Which provinces did he want to be included in the Muslim state?
5. On what grounds did he demand a separate state for the Muslims of India?
6. When was the Pakistan Resolution moved?
ANSWERS
1. The annual meeting of the All India Muslim League was held at Allahabad in 1930.
2. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was invited to preside over the session.
3. Allama Iqbal openly opposed the idea of power-sharing together of Hindus and Muslims as one nation.
4. He wanted to be included Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Muslim state.
5. He demanded a separate state for the Muslims of India so that they could live according to the teachings of Islam.
6. The Pakistan Resolution was moved in 1940.
Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

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