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Write information about Quit-India Movement:

Movement and its effects



  1. The executive council of the Indian National Congress passed a resolution at Wardha that the British should quit India. This resolution was to receive final approval in the session in Mumbai.
  2. On 8th August, in this session, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru presented the resolution of ‘Quit India’, which was approved with a great majority. It was demanded that the British should immediately leave India.
  3. In this session, it was also decided that the ‘Quit India’ movement should be taken forward with a non-violent approach under Mahatma Gandhiji’s leadership.
  4. The British government tried to crush the ‘Quit India’ movement before it started. Before the day of 9th August could see sunlight, all prominent leaders like Gandhiji, Maulana Azad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and Vallabhbhai Patel were arrested.
  5. The government banned public gatherings, speeches, rallies, and protests. It sealed all the offices of the Indian National Congress in the country. The resistance put up by all, aged and young in the villages like Chimur, Ashti, Yawali, Mahad, Gargoti, etc. with steadfastness and courage will be remembered forever.
  6. In 1942, people successfully uprooted British Governance in some parts of India. In Midnapur District (Bengal), Balia (U.P.), and Bhagalpur, Purnia (Bihar) near Azamgarh the British officers were forced to leave their offices. People took charge of the governance at these places.
  7. In this period, the foundation of the British rule in India became weak. The ‘Quit India’ movement was an expression of the strong opposition of the Indian people to British rule. The British administrators became aware that it would be difficult for them to rule the Indians any longer.
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