At the all India Muslim League Working Committee, Lahore Session, March
    Concurrently, the idea of Pakistan had obtained wider currency. In 1938
the Sind Provincial Muslim League used the term ‘nation’, in League
propaganda, for the first time while in the same year the annual session of the
League authorised Jinnah to examine alternative forms of government. It was
at this time that Iqbal’s pressure on Jinnah reached its height. In 1939, the
Working Committee of the League formed a sub-committee to examine
various schemes and, finally in 1940 the Lahore Session of the League
adopted a resolution known as the Pakistan Resolution.
    In other words, the League decided that India must be divided along
religious lines and separations created. There were at least two nations in
India and each must have its homeland, its territory and its own State. The
problem of India was not internal, it was international. Congress opposed this
view and took up the position that being itself a secular and unified body it
represented all sections and groups within the country, that there was one
Indian nation and that free India must equally be secular and united. The two
approaches were incompatible and it was another seven years before a
‘solution’ was found to the problem.