SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Why did the Congress leaders including Tilak and Gandhiji decided to support the Khilafat agitation?

    A)  The Muslim League sought their support

    B)  It seemed to them as a wonderful chance for cementing the Hindu-Muslim bond and bringing the Muslim masses into the national movement.

    C)  It was part of the Lucknow Pact of 1916.

    D)  They felt strongly that Britain had violated its earlier pledge in dismembering the Ottoman empire.

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] In 1920 an alliance was made between Khilafat leaders and the Indian National Congress, the largest political party in India and of the nationalist movement. Mohandas Gandhi and the Khilafat leaders promised to work and fight together for the causes of Khilafat and Swaraj. Seeking to increase pressure on the British, the Khilafatists became a major part of the Non-cooperation movement? a nationwide campaign of mass, peaceful civil disobedience. The support of the Khilafatists helped Gandhi and the Congress ensure Hindu-Muslim unity during the struggle. Gandhi described his feelings towards Mohammad Ali as "love at first sight" to underscore his feelings of solidarity. Khilafat leaders such as Dr. Ansari, Maulana Azad and Hakim Ajmal Khan also grew personally close to Gandhi. These leaders founded the Jamia Millia Islamia in 1920 to promote independent education and social rejuvenation for Muslims.

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