Why did Mahatma Gandhi Launch the 'NonCooperation Movement'? How did this movement unite the country? Explain.
Points to Remember
- British rule established with the cooperation of Indians.
- surrendering of titles
- Boycott of civil services, legislative councils and schools.
- students left government-controlled schools, Lawyers gave up their legal practices
- council elections were boycotted except Madras
Answer to be written in the exam
- Mahatma Gandhi declared that British rule was established in India with the c ooperation of Indians, and had survived only because of this cooperation.
- The movement should begin with surrendering of titles that the government has awarded .
- Boycott of civil services , army, police , courts and legislative councils , schools and foreign goods.
- Thousands of students left government -controlled schools and colleges. And lawyers also gave up their legal practices.
- The council elections were boycotted in most of the provinces except Madras , where the Justice Party , the party of the non-brahmans , felt that entering the council was one way of gaining some power - something that only Brahmans had access to.