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The day of 9 August has a huge significance in Indian history. The Quit India Movement also known as Bharat Choro Andolan was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on 9 August 1942, during the Second World War II. Today, when the whole country is remembering this historic day, BJP launched a Quit India Campaign led by PM Modi across the nation to demolish the opposition INDIA bloc. On Wednesday morning, BJP leaders started gathering in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Parliament and paid homage to the Father of the Nation. They start chanting the slogans Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India, Appeasement Quit India, and Every Social Evil Quit India.
On the other hand, Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi was detained by Mumbai Police when he left his home to memorialise the Quit India Day. He was detained at the Santa Cruz police station because his participation in the march proved to be a threat to law & order. However, as soon as the police confirmed that the march that is going to be organised at Kranti Maidan will be silent, he was released by the police and allowed to participate in the march.
After his release, he tweeted “This is the first time in the history of Azad Bharat I have been detained at Santa Cruz Police Station when I left my home to celebrate 9th August, Quit India Day. “But, I am released now, and am going to participate in the march at Azad Maidan.” In a series of tweets, he further said “I am very proud of this arrest because My Great Grandparents had also been arrested by the British Police on that historic date.”
Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement on 9 August 1942, at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule in India after the Britishers failed to secure Indian support for the British war effort with Cripps Mission, Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India movement delivered in Bombay’s Gowalia Tank Maidan on 9 August 1942. Viceroy Linlithgow compared the movement to “the most serious rebellion launched by the Indians since 1857”.
Various violent incidents took place across the country against British rule. The British arrested around 10 thousand leaders, keeping them in jail until 1945. Ultimately, the British government realised that now, India was ungovernable in the long run, and the question for the postwar era became how to exit gracefully and peacefully from the country. The mass movement ended in 1945 with the release of freedom fighters from jails. Bhogeshwari Phukanani, Mukunda Kakati, Matangini Hazra, Kushal Konwar, Kanklata Baraua, and others were the senior leaders who attained martyrdom. To mark the Golden Jubilee of the Quit India Movement in 1992, the Reserve Bank of India issued a 1 rupee commemorative coin.