Q. 143.8( 18 Votes )
Why did Gandhiji decide to launch a nationwide Satyagraha against the proposed Rowlatt Act, 1919? Explain. (CBSE 2014)
Mahatma Gandhi decided to launch a satyagraha against Rowlatt Act because:
1. Indian members had completely opposed the Rowlatt Act that was by the Imperial Legislative Council in a hurry.
2. The Act gave the government the power to repress political activities and detain political prisoners without a trial for two years.
3. Gandhi wanted to begin a non-violent civil disobedience movement against this law because it was completely unjust.
Explanation: Gandhi wanted the people to protest against the exploitation of British rule with the help of non-violence so asked the people to protest against Rowlat Act.
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Three features A, B and C are marked in the given outline political map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the line marked in the map.
A. Peasant Satyagraha
B. Movement of Indigo Planters
C. Place where Jallianwala Tragedy took place.
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