UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements regarding to boycott of Simon commission.
    1. It united different groups and parties in the country with Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha supporting Congress.
    2. As a gesture of solidarity with the nationalists, the Muslim League even accepted the principle of
    Joint electorates, provided seats were reserved for the Muslims.
    3. Mahatma Gandhi was not involved in anti-Simon commission movement.
    4. Nehru report of 1928 was an alternative scheme of constitutional reforms to that of Simon commission.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 4           

    B)  1, 3 and 4         

    C)  3 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Simon commission was formed by British Government to discuss further constitutional reforms in India. But this commission did not have any Indian member. This was considered as great insult by Indian nationalist leaders. All party conference was soon formed to protest Simon commission at each and every stage. The anti-Simon commission agitations Succeeded in uniting different political parties and communalist parties like Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha supported congress. Simon commission was manifestation that British Government did not think that Indians are fit to decide on issues concerning them. So, Indian leaders accepted this challenge and a commission was formed under chairmanship of Motilal Nehru to draw a alternative scheme of constitutional reform. It came out with Nehru Report of 1928. Mahatma Gandhi was away from political life during anti-Simon commission agitations. Because he was not convinced that time has reaped yet for mass movement.

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