Quit India Movement

In 1942 after the failure of Cripps Mission, Gandhijis change his attitude. He felt that non-violent methods so for followed did not yield the desired effect Therefore he asked for the complete withdrawal of the British India.

During the Second World War, Japan got victory over victory The congress lenders felt that the presence of English in India would naturally invite Japan to invade India So the congress working committee passed a resolution on 8 August 1942, demanding the Immediate withdraw of British forces from India. The histonc 'quit India resolution' was passed at Bombay. Gandhiji's memorable speech "I am not going to be satisfied with anything short of complete freedom. We shall do or die. We shall either free India or die in the attempt".



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On the very next day Gandhiji, Nehru, Abul Kalam Azad and other leaders of the congress were arrested and congress was declared as unlawful organization.

The Government issue an order, to not conduct any public protest meeting and assemblies. National wider protest, strike happened more than 1, 00,000 were arrested This was called as "Augest kranti maidan". With the arrest of all leaders there was no one to guide the people against British. By the end of the year the movement had been suppressed.