Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Answer the Following Question in 25 to 30 Words. Why Did the Indian National Congress Withdraw the Civil Disobedience Movement ? - History and Civics

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Answer the following question in 25 to 30 words.

Why did the Indian National Congress withdraw the Civil Disobedience Movement ? 

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The civil disobedience movement in India began in 1930 and lasted till 1934. This is an important milestone in the history of India. Through this movement, the Indians learned the importance of nonviolence and passive resistance to fight their battles.

1. Many programmes and policies were adopted in due course headed by Gandhiji and other important leaders, The political ideology of ahimsa and Satyagraha also developed during this time, One of the main factors that led to the formation of this movement was Simon Commission.

2. The first movement began from Sabarmati in the form of a Dandi March salt law imposed by the British government.

3. Next, the civil disobedience movement was temporarily discontinued after the Gandhi Irwin pact of 1931 where it was decided that the Indian National Congress would participate in the Roundtable Conference along with the British government.

4. However, in 1932, this movement was restarted as the British government was not prepared to relent. The British police gave the power to arrest anyone even on the basis of suspicion.

5. Many leaders with arrested along with the congressmen. This time the movement continued for 6 months although it was not as organized as the First phase. In 1933 Gandhiji protested against the declaration of untouchables as a minority and began a fast unto death in Yerwada jail. This was also due to the decision of a separate electoral system based on caste.

6. Eventually, Britishers gave in and revoked this decision.

Finally, the National Congress withdrew from the movement, and it was put to an end because mass movements could not long forever, they were out of resources, and the people were tired and exhausted as well.

Concept: Civil Disobedience Movement Causes
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Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.08 Civil Disobedience Movement
Exercise | Q 2 | Page 39
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