Repression of Non-Cooperation Movement

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

So did the act of Non-Cooperation with British

Severe action was taken against people who participated in the Non-Cooperation movement

The Repression

Repression is the use of force to control people

Indians were protesting throughout the country against the British

They were burning British goods, rallies were being held at every place etc.

To get the situation under control the British government adopted the path of force.

The British government, arrested major leaders of Congress so that movement would come to a pause

Along with the leaders, common people were also arrested in hundreds and thousands

Public meetings and rallies were declared unlawful, so that when anyone takes any action they would be behind bars

Congress and Khilafat organisations were also declared unlawful by the British

Gandhi sent an ultimatum to the Viceroy of India in February 1922

Ultimatum is a statement of demands

Gandhi demanded the viceroy to withdraw all the repressive policies and laws

But within a month, violence broke out in Chauri Chaura village, in Uttar Pradesh

Following which, Gandhi called off the movement, as he was against violence

The Non-Cooperation Movement came to an end, not because of British repression but because of our impatience

The End