As the British occupied the salt works, the Indian population became deprived of one of the most important resources. Thus, the Indians in nation began to fall apart, because the strict British ruling restricted the Indians to perform against the salt taxes. The Salt March was a way that Gandhi sought to inspire a strong uniformity in the minds of the many. These Indians soon adapted to Gandhi’s nonviolent belief and became known as the satyagrahis, w... ... middle of paper ... ...was experiencing. Lastly, Gandhi continued to struggle with the satyagraha belief and was willing to devote his time on demanding the British to “quit India.” However, despite being imprisoned for this campaign, Gandhi aroused upheaval from the Indians who insisted the British to remove Gandhi from captivity.
Gandhi prepared to leave India after his case concluded when he reads in the newspaper of a new bill – the Indian Franchise – “which sought to deprive the Indians of their rights to elect members of the Natal Legislative Assemble” If the bill were to pass, Gandhi felt it would be a terrible blow to his people and their fight for rights. “This Bill, if it passes into law, will make our lot extremely difficult. It is the first nail into our coffin. It strikes at the room of our self respect.” The Indian peoples rights to trade were eliminated in the Orange Free State were gone. Gandhi would not leave South Africa now and his farewell party turned into a working committee against the bill.
More famously known, is the Salt March, which was sparked by the British tax on salt. In response, rather than rebelling against the British, Gandhi led a 250-mile march down to the ocean to collect their own salt. Due to the march, the British were forced to negotiate with the Indians, and they finally came to a compromise, which lifted the Indians spirits. However, nonviolence can make a situation worse, or altogether be ineffective. For example, during World War II, the Allies tried to talk to Hitler about how his actions were ruthless.
Then in 1930 he was at it again writing the declaration of independence for India and making salt in protest of the British monopoly on salt. This act of treason inspired many more across the country rendering the British helpless once again forcing tem to invite Gandhi to London for meeting on how India’s independence would work with a Muslim minority and a Hindu majority. Gandhi was pissed and so he withdrew from public life once again. Just them in 1935 the British gave the Indians a great amount of rights but they were not happy. World war two began just when thing were starting to look good for India and then the war caused a violent uproar.
As Walker discusses the repercussions behind the march, Gandhi does not fear being arrested. He wants to provoke the Indian’s protest against British laws to emphasize that his followers are in control. Gandhi advocated that if the salt came from the Indian sea, every Indian should have the freedom to use it for their needs. Gandhi advocated to free India and if anyone refused, Indians would be sacrificing their lives. The political results of the Salt March received worldwide attention, becoming Gandhi’s most courageous act of civil disobedience against the British rule in
American tea merchants, unable to compete with this new low price, were put out of business. (Jones) This Act infuriated the colonial citizens who felt it unfair to favor their British tea dealers over American ones. In retaliation, Samuel Adams led a group of 150 or so men disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three British tea ships and proceeded to dump 343 chests of British tea into the ocean. (Cornell) When Bostonians refused to pay for the destroyed property, King George III and Parliament passed the so-called “Intolerable'; Acts. One result was the closing of the port of Boston and forbid public meetings in Massachusetts.
Their primary purpose was to reject the extreme taxes the British were imposing on them. After many parliamentary acts were enacted to extort money via taxes from the colonists, they began to revolt in an attempt to show the British their discontent (History.com Staff, 2009). The most famous uprising of the Sons of Liberty was the Boston Tea Party. The British had been taxing everything they could get away with on the colonists. When they taxed the tea – that of which the colonists could only buy from the British, the colonists told the British to take their tea ships home.
His goal was to represent how non-violent demonstrations was a more effective way of resistance against repression. Gandhi launched his “Quit India” movement on August 8, 1942 at the All-India Congress Committee at Bombay (1942). The next day the British government arrested several of the Indian Congress leaders, this also began a string of non-violent demonstrations to take place throughout India.Quit India was a forceful movement that caused attacks and violent uprisings. Even though his speech was to emit that Ahimsa, nonviolence, was the best way to protest change in India. He called his countrymen toward nonviolent protest against British imperialism, proposing that india could not feel national pride without independence (Speech).
Martin Luther King Jr. led a civil rights movement in America. He spoke out for justice to African Americans, for an end to racial discrimination, and the laws that embodied it. These activists used many ways to protest. What made Gandhi's, King's, and Mandela's non-violent protests successful is that they put their opponent's economic profits at risk, willingly accepted punishments, and embraced their enemies. In Dharasana, India in May, 1930, Mohandas Gandhi planned "The Salt March" to fight the British Salt Tax before he was arrested.
Gandhi gave rights to the untouchables by giving them the name of “harijans”. He stood against the British because of the separated electorates (“Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi” Para 17). He fought against the British for the salt march. In 1930 the British put tax on the salt used by Indians. Gandhi and thousand other marchers walked 241 miles to the sea where Gandhi picked up the salt in his hands and broke the unfair rule of tax on salt (Para 15).