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Business News/ News / India/  Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi detained as he left home to commemorate Quit India Day, says, ‘I am proud’
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Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi detained as he left home to commemorate Quit India Day, says, ‘I am proud’

Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, detained while leaving home to commemorate Quit India Day.

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Tushar Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson, detained on Quit India Day commemoration.

Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was detained while he left home to commemorate 9th August Quit India Day.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, For the first time in history of Indipendent India I have been detained at Santa Cruz Police Station as I left home to commemorate 9th August Quit India Day. I am proud My Great Grandparents Bapu and Ba had also been arrested by the British Police on the historic date.

The Quit India Movement, famously known as the August Movement, stands as a pivotal chapter in India's struggle for independence. The year 2023 marks the 81st anniversary of the Quit India movement. Quit India Movement Day is commemorated every year on August 9th. This day serves as a tribute to the sacrifices made by the Indian populace during their struggle for independence.

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The Quit India Movement, also known as the 'Bharat Chodo Andolan', 'August Movement', or 'August Kranti', began on August 9, 1942, during World War II. Led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress (INC), it aimed to end British rule in India. The movement started at Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay (now Mumbai). Gandhi called for the British to leave India, and the slogan was "Do or Die." Many people supported this call. However, the British government reacted quickly, arresting leaders and activists. They also raided Congress offices across the country.

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Around 100,000 people were arrested and detained for a long time while around 1,000 people were killed, and more than 2,500 were injured during the movement. The British managed to suppress the movement by imprisoning key leaders like Gandhi and Nehru. This resulted in deaths and arrests. Despite this, the Quit India Movement played a vital role in India's journey to independence from British rule.

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Published: 09 Aug 2023, 09:04 AM IST
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