Explain Mahatma Gandhi's Unarmed resistance movement. Salt Satyagraha - History

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Explain Mahatma Gandhi's Unarmed resistance movement.

Salt Satyagraha

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The mantle of Lokmanya Tilak, after his death in 1920, was passed on to Mahatma Gandhi. He became the leader of India’s Independence Movement. Under his leadership, the independence movement expanded considerably. The following are specifics of Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent resistance movement:

  1. The British government had levied a heavy tax on salt, an essential commodity in daily life.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi declared satyagraha to protest against this tax.
  3. On the day of 12th March 1930, Mahatma Gandhi began a march from his Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, he broke the British law of salt with a token act of collecting a handful of salt from there.
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