Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Explain the Following Statement with Reason. Khilafat Movement Was Started in India. - History and Civics

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Explain the following statement with reason.

Khilafat Movement was started in India. 

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Solution

The first World War had ended with the defeat of Ottoman Turkey. There were rumours that a harsh peace treaty was going to be imposed on the Ottoman Empire - The Spiritual leader of the world- the Khalifa. A committee was set up in March 1919 in Bombay. It consisted of many Muslim leaders that worked for the same cause. It was led by Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali who along with Gandhiji discussed the possibility of a united nation. Gandhiji thought this as a perfect opportunity to bring Muslims in a unified movement called Khilafat movement.

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Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.07 Non-co-operation Movement
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