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Communal Award

The Communal Award was by the British Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald on 16 August 1932 to grant separate electorates to minority communities in India, including Muslims, Sikhs, and Dalit (then known as the depressed classes or Untouchables) in India.

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Tara Singh Malhotra - Master Tara Singh, The Unionists and The Congress
... Through the Act of 1935, which included the Communal Award, provincial autonomy was introduced in Punjab ... The Congress stand on the Communal Award and some other questions relating to Sikhs vis-à-vis Muslims forced Master Tara Singh to adopt an independent course for the Shiromani Akali Dal ... party always claimed that their party was non-communal in character and program ...
Communal Award
... The Communal Award was by the British Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald on 16 August 1932 to grant separate electorates to minority communities in India, including Muslims, Sikhs, and Dalit (then known as the depressed ... In August 1932, the then Prime Minister of Britain, Ramsay Macdonald gave his 'award' known as the Communal Award ... The Award was highly controversial and opposed by Mahatma Gandhi, who fasted in protest against it ...

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