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79th Anniversary of Quit India Movement

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 07, Aug 2021
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  • On 8 August 1942 at the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the 'Quit India' movement.
  • Gandhi delivered his speech at Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank Maidan, popularly known as August Kranti Maidan.
  • Slogan: Do or Die
  • Important date: On 14 July 1942, the Congress Working Committee met at Wardha and resolved that it would authorise Gandhi to take charge of the non-violent mass movement. 


  • By the middle of 1942, Japanese troops were approaching the borders of India.
  • Pressure was mounting from China, the United States and  Britain to solve the issue of  the future status of India before the end of the war.
  • In March 1942, the Prime Minister dispatched Sir Stafford Cripps, a member of the War Cabinet, to India to discuss the British Government's Draft Declaration.
  • The draft granted India Dominion status after the war but otherwise conceded few changes to the British Government Act of 1935.
  • The draft was unacceptable to the Congress Working Committee who rejected it.
  • The failure of the Cripps Mission further estranged the Congress and the British Government.