Nehru Report 1928

Motilal Nehru Presented Nehru report in 1928

The committee worked for three months at Allahabad and its memorandum was called the “Nehru Report”.

The Nehru Report recommended that a Declaration of Rights should be inserted in the constitution assuring the fullest liberty on conscience and religion.

The following are the recommendations advanced by the Nehru Report:

1. India should be given the status of a Dominion on a unitary basis with parliamentary powers of seat.

2. Residuary powers should vested in the center.

3. India should have a parliamentary form of government headed by Prime Minister and six ministers appointed by Governor General.

4. There should be no separate electorate or weightage for minorities.

5. Reservation of Muslim seats could be possible in the provinces where Muslim population was at least 10%, but this was to be in strict proportion to the size of the community.

6. Muslims should enjoy one fourth representation in the Central Legislature.

7. The N.W.F.P. should be given full provincial status and Sind should be taken away from Bombay and made a separate province.

8. A new Canarese-Speaking province “Karnatak” be established in South India.

9. Hindi should be made the official language of India.

The recommendations of the Nehru Report went against the interest of the Muslim community.
It was an attempt to serve Hindu predominance over Muslims.
A Muslim member of the Nehru Committee, Shoaib Qureshi disagreed with the proposals, but his pleadings were simply rejected.

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