Simon Commission of Indian History

Simon Commission of Indian History:

  • simon commissionIn November 1927, the British Government appointed the Indian Statutory Commission, popularly known as Simon Commission, to go it to the question of further constitution reform.
  • The Congress passed a resolution to boycott the Simon Commission at its Madras session 1927.
  • The day Simon landed at Mumbai ; 3 February 1928 all the major cities and towns observed a complete hartal.
  • The Madras session 1927 was presided over by Dr. Ansari.
  • On the arrival of the Commission in Mumbai in 1928, it met with the slogan ‘‘Go back Simon’’.
  • There were Seven members in the Simon Commission. but no Indian.
  • Lala Lajpat Rai was severely wounded in a police Lathi charge and died while protesting against the Commission.
  • To avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh shot dead General Saunders.