Quit India Movement

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The Quit India Movement was a movement started by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942 during the World War II asking for an end to British rule in India. The movement was started in a speech in Bombay where Mahatma Gandhi asked Indians to Do or Die. The Congress launched a protest asking the British to withdraw from India, however the British imprisoned most of the Congress leadership within a day of the speech in a effort to suppress the movement. The British refused to grant independence until the war ended.[1]

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  1. Arthur Herman (2008). Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age. Random House Digital. pp. 494–99. ISBN 9780553804638.