The Communal award of Ramsay MacDonald provided for :
1. Separate electorates to Muslims, Sikhs, Indian Christians and Anglo-Indians
2. Special constituencies for depressed classes
3. Election of women on communal basis from special constituencies
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
- Separate electorates were to be created for Muslims, Sikhs, Indian Christians, and Anglo-Indians.
- Members of the depressed classes were to vote in general constituencies but certain special constituencies were also to be created for them.
- Muslims were to retain their current weightage in provinces where they were in a minority.
- Women were to be elected on a communal basis from special constituencies.
- In Punjab, Muslims were to be allotted 51 percent of the seats, the Sikhs 18.8 percent, and the Hindus 27 percent.
- In Bengal, Muslims were to be assigned 48.4 percent of the seats, the Europeans 10 percent, and the Hindus 39.2 percent
The award gave a statutory majority to the Muslims in Punjab, and de facto statutory majority to them in Bengal. Unlike the Muslims and the Sikhs, the non-Muslims (i.e., Hindus), were not given any weightage in provinces in which they were a minority.
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