From March 22 to March
24, 1940, the All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park,
Lahore. This session proved to be historical.
On the first day of the session, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah narrated
the events of the last few months. In an extempore speech he presented his own
solution of the Muslim problem. He said that the problem of India was not of an
inter-communal nature, but manifestly an international one and must be treated
as such. To him the differences between Hindus and the Muslims were so great and
so sharp that their union under one central government was full of serious
risks. They belonged to two separate and distinct nations and therefore the only
chance open was to allow them to have separate states.