Khan, Chaudhuri Sir Muhammad Zafrulla
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The situation in India today. The geographical, political, and religious divisions of India. India's vital position with regard to defence and operations that might develop during the war. India's constitutional position with regard to the war. The Cripps Proposals. The political deadlock in India. The proposal for independent states, one in the Northwest and one in the Northeast. The division between the Muslims who will not come into a union, and the Hindus who will not agree to a splitting up of India into separate states. Japan coming into India if Britain withdraws during the war. Room for advance within the four corners of the present Constitution, with discussion. Solutions to the communal deadlock. The Government and the people of India wholeheartedly on the side of the Allies from the beginning of the war. Some facts which will allow a judgement with regard to how much India has contributed to the Allied cause in the war, such as manpower, manufacture of arms and ammunitions and ordinary industrial manufactures, equipment supply, production, war loans, etc. The realization by India that their fortunes are bound up with the fortunes of the United Nations.