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TNPSC Indian National Movement (INM) Free Notes- August Declaration 1917

இந்தக் கட்டுரையில், TNPSC குரூப் 1, குரூப் 2, குரூப் 2A, குரூப் 4 மாநிலப் போட்டித் தேர்வுகளான TNUSRB, TRB, TET, TNEB போன்றவற்றுக்கான  முறைகள் இலவசக் குறிப்புகளைப் பெறுவீர்கள்.தேர்வுக்கு தயாராவோர் இங்குள்ள பாடக்குறிப்புகளை படித்து பயன்பெற வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.

                     August Declaration 1917

 The Secretary of State for India, Edwin Samuel Montagu, made a statement on August
20, 1917 in the British House of Commons was known as the August Declaration of
 Promised responsible government to the people of India by stages, so that the Indians
would learn the art of governing their own state.
 Due to this home rule movement was slowly withdrawn

Provisions of August Declaration 1917
 The government policy is of an increasing participation of Indians in every branch of
 Gradual development of self governing institutions with a view to the progressive
realisation of responsible government in India as an integral part of the British Empire.
 The term ‘responsible government’ was implied the condition that the rulers were to be
answerable to the elected representatives, and not only to the imperial government in

 However, it was equally clear that the British had no intention of handing over power to
predominantly elected legislatures with an Indian majority.

Indian Objections
 The objections of the Indian leaders to Montagu’s statement
 No specific time frame was given.
 The government alone was to decide the nature and the timing of advance towards a
responsible government, and the Indians were resentful that the British would decide
what was good and what was bad for Indians.

August 20, 1947 – August declaration (Edwin Samuel Montagu statement)


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