Transfer Of Power Agreement 1947 Pdf

Legislative representatives of the Indian National Congress[2], the Muslim League[3] and the Sikh community[4] agreed with Lord Mountbatten on what became known as the June 3 or Mountbatten Plan. This plan was the last plan for independence. The major political parties have repeatedly stressed their desire for a transfer of power as soon as possible in India. With this wish, Her Majesty`s Government has its sympathy and is ready to anticipate the date of June 1948 for the transfer of power through the establishment of an independent Indian government or government. Accordingly, Her Majesty`s Government proposes, as the fastest and, indeed, the only viable means of fulfilling this wish to introduce, during the current session, laws for the transfer of power this year on the basis of dominion status to one or two successor authorities, in accordance with the decisions taken following this announcement. This shall apply without prejudice to the right of the Indian Constituent Assemblies to decide, in due course, whether or not the part of India for which they are entitled remains in the British Commonwealth. (The self-explanatory excerpts shed light on the mood of the day, August 15, 1947, as he sees them and the elite classes, and reveal the helpful way of thinking cultivated by Congress, etc. The figures indicate the references of the report. 1 At his press conference on March 29, 14, 1942, Cripps said: “Indian states are governed by treaties. As far as I know, treaties with Britain will continue to exist unless someone wants to change them.

The Indian States, if they do not join this Union, will remain in the same situation as they are today.┬áBut at the same time, he made another statement: “There will be no maintenance of imperial troops in the country, unless it is done on request and in agreement with one of the new Indian trade unions.” (Mansergh, Nicholas (ed.), The Transfer of Power 1942-7, I, 541.Google Scholar) It seems that it has been contradictory to involve the continuation of crown protection while removing the necessary means to make it effective. Rear Admiral Viscount Mountbatten of Burma`s Personal Report No. 17, which was his last report as Viceroy of India, 16. August 1947, the last week of British rule in India. [IOR: L/PO/6/123] 35 The London document referred to the “transfer of powers to more than one authority” and was initially presented to the Indian Committee on 4 March as a contingency plan. The Delhi document entitled “A method of delegation of powers to its successor Indian authorities, which would lead to a form of transitional constitution equivalent to that of a Dominion”, was initiated by Menon, but was prepared by Christie and made available to the Committee on 10 May (L/PO/428 and L/P/J/10/79). The large and powerful Sikh population of Punjab would have been placed in a particularly difficult and abnormal situation, as Punjab as a whole would have belonged to Group B, and much of the Sikh community had become anti-Muslim since the beginning of the persecution of its gurus by the Mogulkais in the seventeenth century.