Civil disobedience movement

The Civil disobedience movement was an important part of Indian freedom struggle. The movement was started by Gandhiji in 12th march 1940 and it was ended in 7 April 1934. Gandhiji kept 11 demands to British government if the was accepted I will suspend his civil disobedience or law-breaking movement. But Lord Irwin's government did not respond to it.

The Civil disobedience movement was an important part of Indian freedom struggle. The movement was started by Gandhiji in 12th march 1940 and it was ended in 7 April 1934. Gandhiji kept 11 demands to British government if the was accepted I will suspend his civil disobedience or law-breaking movement. But Lord Irwin's government did not respond to it.



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In order to achieve the complete Independence for india, Gandhi started civil disobedience movement in 1930. The British government levied tax on common salt used by millions of poor people. Due to which the poor man got affected. So Gandhiji started this movement on 12th march 1930. Gandhiji and 78 chosen followers including Sarojini Naidu left Sabarmathi Ashram in Ahmadabad to Dandi on the Gujarat coast to break the Salt laws. It covered nearly a distance of 400kms. This march is popularly known as 'Dandi March'.

Gandhiji and thousands of Indians, who had joined him during the course of the March, reached Dandhi on 6th April, 1930. The Slogan "Vande Matharam" echoed everywhere. Gandhiji broke the salt laws on the same day by preparing salt from sea water. In Tamil Nadu C.Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) organized a march from Trichy to Vedaranyam on Tanjore Coast to break the salt laws.

The eleven demands are as below: -

1. Prohibit intoxicants

2. Change the ratio between the rupee and the sterpng

3. Reduce the rate of land revenue (rent)

4. Aboption of salt tax

5. Reduce the miptary expenditure

6. Reduce expenditure on civil administration

7. Impose custom duty on foreign cloth

8. Accept the Postal Reservation Bill

9. Abopsh the CID department

10. Release all political prisoners

11. Issue licenses of arms to citizens for self-protection.