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Social Science: Events and Processes - Nationalism in India - Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation

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How (nationwide satyagraha against the proposed Rowlatt Act 1919) was it organised?

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On April 6, 1919, Mahatma Gandhi organized a hartal against this law as a sign of non-cooperation against the British. This event is known as the Rowlatt satyagraha. Rallies were organized in various cities, workers went on strike in railway workshops, and shops closed down. The British were alarmed by the upsurge and took strict steps to crush the movement. The Jallianwala incidence was also a revenge mechanism of the British,

Concept: Nationalism in India - Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation
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