Impact of Civil Disobedience Movement

Movement is a social activity which brings change in society

One such movement took India closer to the aim of Independence

That movement was the Civil disobedience movement

Civil Disobedience means a situation where people don’t obey the laws of the government

The movement started with the famous Dandi March on 6 April 1930

Gandhi broke the salt law by making salt using sea water at Dandi

He also encouraged people to break the laws of British

This movement spread throughout the country

This created a long-lasting impact in the history of India

The foremost impact of the movement was the unification of people all over the country

When Gandhi started the Dandi March, thousands of people followed him on the way

Other leaders too were taking the movement forward in different parts of the country

Thousands more participated in it because everyone was affected by the unjust British laws

Surprisingly women and children also participated in this movement

Thousands of people came together and fought together against the British

This helped in giving people a sense of belonging to one another

This led to the rise of Patriotism and spread throughout the country

In the movement, people were boycotting goods and services of British

Boycott was avoiding buying and using foreign products as a form of protest

Along with this, officials also resigned from their posts

These led to the weakening of the British

So, to contain the movement, people participating in the movement were arrested

But the movement didn’t stop even though thousands were arrested

At last, when violence broke out, Gandhi and Viceroy Irwin met for a pact

A pact is when two people get into a formal agreement

Following this, Gandhi called off the movement on 5 March 1931

Which has marked the end of the civil disobedience movement

Civil Disobedience Movement was the second mass movement in Indian History of Independence

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was a major impact of the Civil Disobedience movement

Primarily in this pact, Lord Irwin agreed, to remove the tax on salt

The people who were arrested during the movement were also promised to be released

Lord Irwin also granted a conference, where they could discuss reforms in the constitution

But the outcome of that conference wasn’t satisfactory, so Gandhi relaunched the movement

But the movement wasn’t successful as earlier and came to an end in 1934

But the underlying objective of Congress to start a movement was to spread the idea of Purna Swaraj

Purna Swaraj means complete independence

Congress has adopted complete independence as their main aim, in 1930 and wanted to spread that idea

To spread the idea, they wanted to start a movement

But Gandhi started a movement putting forward a social cause, keeping in mind to spread Purna Swaraj idea too

Though the movement didn’t end successfully, it was successful in planting the idea in people’s minds

This simple planting of idea has later given us the fruit of independence later

Though the movement came to a weak ending, it was successful in achieving its main goal

The End.