Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Sir Roger Lumley (Bombay) writes to Marquess of Linlithgow (Viceroy of India) on 15th January 1942:

On 13th January (1942), after having a lunch with Jinnah, “he was being more reasonable than the hindus. They wanted to dominate the whole country. He, by his Pakistan scheme was giving them three quarters of the country, and only wanted one quarter for the Muslims.” Lumley further writes “Jinnah accepted without question that we genuinely wanted to arrive at a settlement which must mean a transfer of power. But he was afraid that we might succumb to pressure, although he seemed well satisfied with the present attitude of the British Government. Jinnah referred to the symptoms that were appearing in the British press which looked to him (Jinnah) as if they were falling into a Hindu trap.

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