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The Muslim majority rose up repeatedly against the Hindu Maharaja and his plans to remain independent. Ultimately, the British ruled that these officers were guilty, but they set them free seeing the public anger.
They did not discuss the matter with Indians and their leaders. They picked midnight of Augustand this date was actually picked after they consulted astrologers. India's independence to [ change change source ] Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, On midnight of 15th AugustBritain handed India its formal political Independence.
However, it soon dawned on the leaders of both countries that the hope and optimism of that night would quickly turn to the harsh realities of how to handle one of the largest mass migrations in modern history and the ensuing communal violence.
Instead, it functioned more as a debating society that met annually to express its loyalty to the British Raj and passed numerous resolutions on less controversial issues such as civil rights or opportunities in government especially in the civil service.
World War I World War I began with an unprecedented outpouring of loyalty and goodwill towards the United Kingdom, contrary to initial British fears of an Indian revolt.