See Article History Alternative Titles: The march was the first act in an even-larger campaign of civil disobedience satyagraha Gandhi waged against British rule in India that extended into early and garnered Gandhi widespread support among the Indian populace and considerable worldwide attention. Salt production and distribution in India had long been a lucrative monopoly of the British.
It was the first act of organized opposition to British rule after Purna Swaraj, the declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi march from his Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat to produce salt without paying the tax, with growing numbers of Indians joining him along the way.
When Gandhi broke the salt laws in Dandi at the conclusion of the march on April 6,it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians.
Gandhi was arrested on May 5,just days before his Ghandi salt march raid on the Dharasana Salt Works. The Dandi March and the ensuing Dharasana Satyagraha drew worldwide attention to the Indian independence movement through extensive newspaper and newsreel coverage.
The satyagraha against the salt tax continued for almost a year, ending with Gandhi's release from jail and negotiations with Viceroy Lord Irwin at the Second Round Table Conference. Over 80, Indians were jailed as a result of the Salt Satyagraha.
The campaign had a significant effect on changing world and British attitudes toward Indian independence,and caused large numbers of Indians to actively join the fight for the first time, but failed to win major concessions from the British. The Salt Satyagraha campaign was based upon Gandhi's principles of non-violent protest called satyagraha, which he loosely translated as "truth-force.
Gandhi chose the British Salt Act as the first target of satyagraha. The Salt March to Dandi, and the beating of hundreds of non-violent protesters in Dharasana, demonstrated the effective use of civil disobedience as a technique for fighting social and political injustice.
The Congress Working Committee gave Gandhi the responsibility for organizing the first act of civil disobedience, with Congress itself ready to take charge after Gandhi's expected arrest.
The Salt Act gave the British a monopoly on the collection and manufacture of salt, limiting its handling to government salt depots and levying a salt tax. Even though salt was freely available to those living on the coast by evaporation of sea waterIndians were forced to purchase it from the colonial government.
Gandhi's choice of the salt tax was met with incredulity by the Working Committee of the Congress, though Gandhi had his reasons for choosing the salt tax. The salt tax was a deeply symbolic choice, since salt was used by nearly everyone in India.
He also reasoned that it would build unity between Hindus and Muslims by fighting a wrong that touched them equally.Salt March, also called Dandi March or Salt Satyagraha, major nonviolent protest action in India led by Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi in March–April The march was the first act in an even-larger campaign of civil disobedience (satyagraha) Gandhi waged against British rule in India that extended into early and garnered Gandhi.
Jun 10, · Watch video · The Salt March, which took place from March to April in India, was an act of civil disobedience led by Mohandas Gandhi to protest British rule in India. During the march, thousands of Indians. In in order to help free India from British control, Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent march protesting the British Salt Tax, continuing Gandhi's pleas for civil disobedience.
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All participants are expected to walk together under control of the marshals as the area is also used by the general public. This lesson gets pupils to evaluate non-violent protest. The case study is Gandhi's aslt march. I use a number of clips from the film to help them see ahimsa 'in action'.
Apr 24, · In , Gandhi led the famous Salt March against British rule in India. His great-grandson Tushar, retraced the route 75 years later. Witness speaks to .