When did the Simon Commission Come to India? (A) 1919 (B) 1925 (C) 1928 (D) 1932

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Simon Commission came to India in 1928. Seven members of Parliament served on the Simon Commission, sometimes known as the Indian Statutory Commission, which Sir John Simon led. The group, which did not include any Indian representatives, was appointed to debate India’s constitutional issues and offer advice to the government on the country’s future legal framework.

Simon Commission in India

The British government chose a commission headed by Sir John Simon in November 1927. To investigate the constitutional reform in Britain’s biggest and most important possession, British India, the Commission flew into the country on February 3, 1928.

  • Simon Commission was also known as the White Man Commission because all the members of the Commission were white.
  • The political leaders of India were humiliated by the fact that no Indian was a part of the panel established to determine the fate of Indians and made the decision to boycott the commission.
  • The Indian Industrial and Commercial Congress, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Liberal Federation, led by Tej Bahadur Sapru, all backed the motion to boycott the Simon Commission.
  • The Muslim League disagreed on the issue when Mohammed Ali Jinnah led many supporters in a boycott.
  • Sir Muhammad Shall agreed to call a meeting of the Muslim League in Lahore in December 1927 to comply with the inquiry.
  • At a Muslim League meeting convened by the Jinnah group in Kolkata, it was decided to create a subcommittee to meet with the Indian National Congress Working Committee and other organizations to develop an Indian constitution.


When did the Simon Commission Come to India?

In 1928, the Simon Commission came to India. The Simon Commission, occasionally known as the Indian Statutory Commission and headed by Sir John Simon, included seven members of Parliament.

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