Simon Commission

In November 1927 the British Government appointed the Simon Commission to look into the working of the Government of India Act of 1919 and to suggest changes. The Commission consisted of Englishmen without a single Indian representative. The Commission arrived in India in Feb 1928 and was met with country wide protests. Even the majority of the members of the Central Legislative Assembly boycotted the Commission.Anti-Simon Committees were formed all over the country to organize demonstrations and hartals wherever the Commission went. Peaceful demonstrators were beaten by the police at many places.Lala Lajpat Rai was assaulted and soon after died