Salt satyagraha

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Salt satyagraha

  1. 1. Salt Satyagraha
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Gandhi moved a resolution that if independence had not been granted by 31 December 1929, the Congress would revive non-violent non-cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>The Salt Acts dictated that the people of India could not produce their own salt from sea water </li></ul><ul><li>The government held a monopoly on the production of salt – the salt monopoly produced an annual revenue of $25,000,000 out of the total revenue of $800,000,000 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Satyagraha in action <ul><li>Gandhi walked to the beach at Dandi and collected salt – he was arrested and put in prison </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi’s followers continued to produce and sell ‘illegal’ salt </li></ul><ul><li>Government responded brutally </li></ul><ul><li>Followers engaged in non-violent protest at Dharasana salt works, British responded violently </li></ul>
  4. 4. Results <ul><li>Gandhi-Irwin pact signed 5 March 1931 by Gandhi and Lord Irwin (Viceroy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreed to end civil disobedience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No changes to the Salt Acts except that some villagers were allowed to produce salt for their own uses and for sale in villages only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>News spread throughout Europe, and the British lost moral superiority </li></ul>

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