What were the provisions of the Simon Commission and why did the Indian people oppose it?

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The Simon Commission was made up of seven members of the British Parliament who made recommendations about political reform in India. They were sent to India in 1928 and made their recommendations in 1930. The provisions of the report were that the dyarchy (also spelled diarchy) in India, which was the situation by which the government was run by two people, should be abolished. The commission also recommended that separate electorates between Hindus and Muslims remain in place until there were better relations between the two communities. Finally, the commission suggested that India be given dominion status with self-government for its internal affairs. Indian people opposed the commission because it contained no Indian members; they thought it was a violation of the principle of self-determination for British people to decide their form of government. The Indian National Congress decided to boycott the commission, as did part of the Muslim League. 

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