First President of All India Muslim League
Meanwhile, many members of the Unionists also started having an inclination towards the All India Muslim League
and its leadership.
All India Muslim League
founded as forum for Indian Muslim separatism
The communists first regarded the demand for Pakistan as a ploy employed by elite leadership of the All India Muslim League
to weaken the struggle of the common people of India against the British colonialists.
Every year Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23 throughout the country to commemorate the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the All India Muslim League
in 1940 at Lahore's Minto Park which demanded a separate homeland for Muslims in South Asia.
On March 23 1940, a resolution was adopted at a public meeting of All India Muslim League
P Congress to join the party but he refused their offer and joined All India Muslim League
Following the formation of the All India Muslim League
in 1906, Iqbal was elected to the executive committee of its British chapter in 1908.
It was in this environment when the Muslim community was at loggerheads regarding women's roles and status that Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan III (1877-1957), the first honorary president of the All India Muslim League
and a great supporter of reforms, declared in 1918 that,
This rivalry would lead to the foundation of the All India Muslim League
in 1906 as a counter weight to the Hindu-dominated Indian National Congress, which was formed much earlier, and eventually to the emergence of a truncated Pakistan with two wings - East Pakistan (formed mostly out of East Bengal) and West Pakistan (which comprised parts of the territories of Punjab, Sindh, North-West Frontier and Baluchistan) separated by India in the middle.
India had lost a sincere trusted and zealous worker, a talented orator of the highest order, an organizer and a staunch supporter of the all India Muslim League
Annual Session of All India Muslim League
was held on March 23, 1940 at the historical Iqbal Park of Lahore.