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Non-cooperation Movement Reflection

Indian Non-Cooperation Movement Reflection.

Justin Chung                             The Non-Cooperation Movement

            The Non-Cooperation movement was a tool to be used to gain momentum in Gandhi’s attempt for quick independence from Britain.  His decision to deny all support and requests from British law, people, and trade allowed the giving of courage to many other Indians to do the same.  He figured simply that if one does not work with the British, and then the British will have no power and that power will go straight back to India.  This movement had mainly been set in motion because Gandhi had wanted a bit of a hasty radical, yet non-violent way.

            Gandhi, supporting the ideas of the Khilafat and the idea of independence knew that he had to spur about momentum so that the two demands could be met.

            -Joined Khilafat movement to get support from Muslim

            -Independence for support from most of India(Masses)

            -Passive resistance to British Rule

            -Send letter to Viceroy saying : It is OK for us to not cooperate if the ruler misrules

                        -With letter a lot of resignation from local Indian government officials who were a part of the Movement

            Gandhi had set a massive recall of all Indians to be taken away from all British influence.

            -Many kids left schools, government officials leave government posts, lawyers leave British court of law, refusal to wear clothes, refusal to pay taxes

            -Women made organizations to spur spirit of the movement and boycotting just as everyone else.

-Gandhi made it clear to all that non-violence and truth were necessary in the Non-Cooperation movement for if there was not, then the Movement could not be.

            There was a necessary end to the Non-Cooperation movement due to the fact that one of the two rules of the movement had been broken; violence had taken part in the movement.

            -Shows passion that Gandhi had to non-violence

            -Khilafat feel betrayed by Gandhi

            -Momentum kept going for India’s Independence which had soon followed

                        -Many imprisoned but still a lot of momentum for India

            -One of greatest defiance of British rule

            Conclusion : Although it was an unsuccessful movement, Gandhi knew that it was necessary to have a large scale movement to reach the two goals of the Khilafat and of Nationalism.  Gandhi allowed himself to group up with the Muslim and the Hindu to set in momentum change in its finest without violence and lies.

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