80th anniversary of Quit India movement

India has completed 80 years on ‘Quit India Movement’ on August 8, 2022. This movement is also known as August Kranti. The Quit India Movement is an important milestone in India’s history of freedom struggle. Mahatma Gandhi had called to people of India to “Do or Die for Independence” on August 8, 1942.

About Quit India Movement:

The call for Quit India Movement was given on August 8, 1942 by Mahatma Gandhi in a bid to end the British rule in India. the movement was launched at Mumbai session of the All-India Congress Committee. In the speech at August Kranti Maidan (Gowalia Tank maidan) in Mumbai, Mahatma Gandhi made a called for “Do or Die for Independence”. During the movement, Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the Indian flag at the August Kranti Maidan. Yusuf Meherally is also associated with the Movement, who gave the slogan of “Quit India” and “Simon Go Back”. This movement aimed at asking the British to grant Independence to India.

Immediate cause of Quit India Movement

Immediate cause for Quit India failure of Cripps Mission, that was sent under Stafford Cripps to resolve the Indian question regarding new constitution and self-government. Cripps Mission failed because it did not offer complete freedom to India. It was for ‘Dominion Status to India’ along with partition.

Failure of the Quit India Movement

The Quit India Movement was supposed to be a peaceful and non-violent movement. But it witnessed violence at some places. Furthermore, Muslim League, Hindu Mahasabha and the Communist Party of India did not extended support to it. As a result, movement was supressed by British, violently.



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