Gandhi- Irwin Pact 1931, March 5
Gandhi was authorized by the Congress to negotiate with Lord Irwin. The talks prolonged and the outcome of these talks was a pact known as Gandhi Irwin pact that was signed on March 5, 1931. Its main points were as follows:
- Gandhi agreed to discontinue the Civil Disobedience movement, on behalf of the Indian National Congress.
- Congress agreed to join the second Round Table Conference to chalk out the constitutional reforms on the basis of
- Safeguards for Indian opinion on matters of defense, external affairs, minorities and finances.
- The ordinance that was promulgated in the wake of the Civil Disobedience Movement was agreed to be withdrawn.
- All those detained in connection with the movement were to be released.
- The Government agreed to permit some people living at the sea cost to collect duty free salt.
- Government agreed to let the people picket peacefully, the shops that sold liquor.