- The Hindu opposition of Urdu and partition of Bengal revealed it to the Muslims that they only as organized endeavour would lead them to success.
- On October 1st, 1906, when a delegation of 35 Muslim leaders met Lord Minto to present the demands of the Muslim community.
- The delegation consisted of 35 members representing all parts of the country.
- It was led by His Excellency Sir Agha Khan
- Main demands
- i) The Muhammadans may be granted the right of a separate electorate to choose their representatives.
- ii) Muslim judges may be appointed more frequently.
- iii) The Muslims may be given due representation in the imperial legislative council.
- iv) At least one Muslim may be appointed in Viceroy’s Executive council.
- v) Muslims may be given due representation in Gazetted and Sub-ordinated Ministerial Services.
- Lord Minto expressed his complete agreement with the principles of the separate electorates