August Declaration, 1917

As per the declaration, the control over the Indian Government would be gradually transferred to the Indian people & a responsible government would be set up gradually.

This declaration also made it clear that India was going to remain an integral part of British India.

The British Government made the August Declaration because of the following reasons:

  • To get the support of the political leaders during the First World War.
  • The Muslim League and Congress unity.
  • The success of the Home Rule League.