Quit India Movement
The Quit Indian Movement, which is also known as the Bharat Chhodo Andolan, was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942 at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee. It is a mass disobedience movement that demanded the British?s withdrawal from India.
The movement was initiated because the British were planning to drag India into the Second World War on behalf of the United Kingdom without the consent. The failure of Cripps Mission, which sought India?s cooperation in the war efforts and promised India Dominion Status after war, was also one of the reasons to the rising anti-British sentiments during that time.
Written by IAS POINT