UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements regarding the provisions under Mountbatten Plan on 3rd June, 1947.
    1. A Boundary Commission would be set up if partition was to be effected.
    2. Referendum in NWFP and Sylhet, district of Asom.
    3. Punjab and Bengal Legislative Assemblies would meet in two groups; Hindus and Muslims, to vote for partition.
    4. Princely states can exist independent or either with the two dominion.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 2 and 3        

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Lord Mountbatten worked out a detailed plan for the transfer of power to the Indian people. The salient features of the Mountbatten plan v" d A Boundary Commission was to define the boundaries of the Hindu and Muslim provinces in the Punjab and Bengal. A referendum in NWFP would decide whether it should join Pakistan or not. Muslim dominated areas may be separated to form a dominion. In that case, such a domination would be constituted by a Partition of Bengal and the Punjab.

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