Japanese success in the East prompted the British Government to send the Cripps Mission to India. In this context, state the proposals of the Cripps Mission.
(i) India would be given Dominion Status immediately after the war.
(ii) A Constituent Assembly would be set up. The members from British India would be elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies, whereas representatives of Princely States would be nominated by their rulers.
(iii) The Provincess not consenting to the new constitution would be free to have their own constitution.
(iv) Provisions would also be made for the protection of the racial and religious minorities.
(v) The control and direction of the defence of India would be the responsibility of his Majesty’s Government.