The Quit India Movement was also called as the Bharat Chhodo Andolan. It was launched in August 1942. Mahatma Gandhi carried out this movement for rescuing the country from the British. The main reason behind the Quit India Movement was Gandhiji’s dislike of the return of Cripps. Also, after the failure of the Satyagraha that was more individual oriented, Gandhiji gave a call for ‘Do-or-die’. Also, the Congress leaders were demoralized. These all led to the outbreak of this movement. Here are the things that you should know about this movement.
1. Lord Linlithgow Adopted The Removal Of Non-Violence And The Policy Of ViolenceThere were several processions, strikes and demonstrations, during the first half of the Quit India Movement.
2. Communist Party And The Viceroy’s Council Of Muslims Supported The BritishersAmericans’ support also overpowered the movement.
3. August 9th Marked The Arrest Of Several National LeadersSuch as Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhai Patel.
4. Peaceful Means Were By Which The Movement Started Gaining Lots Of SignificanceTill Mahatma Gandhi’s release it was carried out.
5. The Second Half Of The Movement Was ViolentWith post offices, government buildings, railway stations and municipal houses getting raided and being set on fire. The ‘Great August Uprising’ happened around this time.
6. September 1942 Marked The Final Phase Of This Remarkable MovementThis began with mobs getting together and bombings in Government places of Madhya Pradesh and Bombay.
7. Finally On Being Defeated By The Indians, The Britishers Didn’t Quite Like ItThat’s why they didn’t let us have independence immediately and we finally got independence in 1947.
The common people of India were greatly attracted by this movement. This movement was indeed very powerful and was instrumental in bringing about the struggle for our independence.