Simon Commission

Simon Commission

The Indian Statutory Commission was a group of seven British Members of Parliament of United Kingdom that had been dispatched to India in 1927 to study constitutional reform in Britain's most important colonial dependency. It was commonly referred to as the Simon Commission after its chairman, Sir John Simon. One of its members was Clement Attlee, who subsequently became the British Prime Minister and eventually oversaw the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.

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S. Srinivasa Iyengar - Political Activities - Madras Province Swarajya Party
... The Simon Commission was appointed by the British Parliament in 1927 to report on the working of the progress of the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms ... The Swarajya Party moved a resolution to boycott the Commission and this was passed 61 to 50 with 12 remaining neutral ... Soon afterward, the Justice Party passed a resolution welcoming the Simon Commission ...
P. Subbarayan - As Chief Minister of Madras Presidency
... The Simon Commission was appointed by the British Parliament in 1927 to report on the working of the progress of the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms ... Party moved a resolution to boycott the Commission and this was passed 61 to 50 with 12 remaining neutral ... Party passed a resolution welcoming the Simon Commission ...
British Raj - History 1914–1947 - Noncooperation, Khilafat, Simon Commission, Jinnah's Fourteen Points: 1920s
... The visit, in 1928, of the British Simon Commission, charged with instituting constitutional reform in India, resulted in widespread protests throughout the country ...
Purna Swaraj - Simon Commission and The Nehru Report
... government further outraged people across India by appointing an all-European Simon Commission to deliberate on constitutional and political reforms for India ... No Indians were included in the commission, nor were any Indian political parties consulted or asked to involve themselves in the process ... Upon arrival in India, Chairman Sir John Simon and other commission members were met with angry public demonstrations, which followed them everywhere ...
Nehru Report - Right of Indians To Draft Their Own Constitution
... The rejection by Indian leaders of the all-white Simon Commission led Lord Birkenhead, the Secretary of State for India to make a speech in the House of Lords ... The Nehru Report, along with that of the Simon Commission was available to participants in the three Indian Round Table Conferences 1930-1932 ... However, the Government of India Act 1935 owes much to the Simon Commission report and little, if anything to the Nehru Report ...

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