Political map of South & Southwest Asia 22 December 1939 (World War II and the Day of Deliverance): When the  Second World War broke out in September 1939, the Viceroy of India followed Britain by declaring war on Germany. Offended that it had not been consulted before the declaration, the Indian National Congress resigned its provincial seats in protest. However this action pleased Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his All-India Muslim League, who proclaimed a 'Day of Deliverance' to celebrate the resignations and the end of the dominance of Congress in India (Day of Deliverance (India)).