August 8, 1942 CE – The Quit India Movement Strengthens the Call for Swaraj

August 8, 1942 CE – The Quit India Movement Strengthens the Call for SwarajRate this post Click to view full Infographic In the first of many battles between the British colonial government and those looking for an independent Indian state, the Quit India Movement came to prominence on August 8, 1942 in the shadow of the Second World War. Answering the call for peaceful protest in order to demonstrate the need for what Mohandas Gandhi had called “an orderly British withdrawal” earlier in the day at Gowalia Tank Maidan, the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee passed the Quit India Resolution as a way to encourage mobilization of […]