"Muslim League"


The Muslim League
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The All-India Muslim League was a political party founded in Dhaka, Bengal, in 1906. It played a key role in the Indian independence movement and became the driving force behind the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan as an independent Muslim state, despite opposition to partition by prominent Indian political figures such as Gandhi and Nehru.  After the foundation of Pakistan, the League formed the country's first government, but disintegrated during the 1950s following an army coup.