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quit india movement

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john liu

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of quit india movement

The Quit India movement
by John Liu The quit India happened during 1942
and was started by Mahatma Gandhi and multiple
members of the Indian congress. At the time of the movement the British ocupied
India. Also at the time the British were fighting in
world war two. As such they were spread out and
were weakened as a result. On july 14th prior to the start of the movement the Indian congress agreed on a document that demanded the imediate independence of India from British rule. March of that year the British sent sir Stafford Cripps was sent to negotionate a new constitution. However not agreement was reached on either side. For the movement Gandhi chose the slogan "do or die". Also for the movement he called all indians to commit to
civil disobedance. One final thing that Gandhi asked is for no violence during the demonstrations On the morning of August ninth 1942
the British goverment arested the
leaders of the movement. The leaders
included Gandhi, Nehru, Patel,and
Azad. After the arrest of the leaders of the movement the demonstrations turned into riots. Police used tear gass and beat the people untill the the crowed was dispersed. The demonstrations took place in Gowalia,
Tank Maidan, and Mumbai.As Gandhi had
instructed the demonstrations were peaceful
as seen in the picture the people flowed into
the streets. Nehru on the left Gandhi on the
right. The riots continued however and as a result
police stations were raided and other
goverment buildings were also raided. The
violence contiued even to the point of
mobs bombing police in Bombay, Uttar Pradesh
and Madhya Pradesh. The movement over time
regain its peaceful nature and continued
untill Gandhi was released in May of 1944. The movement is seen as one of Gandhi's grestest
failures. One of the many reasons because of this
is that first the movement failed to change any
conditions, or the independence of India. Another
reason is the bouts of violence that occured throught
the movement. This went against the original message
of no violence, and civil disobedeance. Finally the
slogan of "do or die" lead may groups to the violece
against the goverment.
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