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The Fight For Indian Independence.

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The Fight For Indian Independence When India were fighting for independence from the British they thought of many different ideas and methods to try and resolve the conflict in India. Of course the British wouldn't give up that easy because they considered India as their Jewel in their crown (the greatest part of their empire) Also there were riots going also over India mainly because of different religions In different areas. Mainly it was between the Hindu's and the Muslims. Thos also carried on after India had won independence. This is still going on today. There were 3 different ways in which people from all sides tried to bring about change in India. They were: Pacifism and Non-Violence This is a method where you try to sort disputes without being violent and hurting people. One individual person used this method to bring change about in India and he succeeded. This man was Mahatma Gandhi. This great man done a lot of great things but one of his best was the Salt March of 1931. ...read more.


While he was there he saw how bad things were so he decided to fast for as long as the rioting lasted. He decided to stay in a Muslim house mainly to show he isn't favouring any sides. Slowly the rioting stopped. But the hate still remained between the two sides. His fast worked because people all over the country adored him and didn't want to see him die. Negotiation and Arbitration This is used to sort troubles out by talking about it and coming to an agreement. A national organisation used this to try and sort the disputes in India. The Partition Conference in 1947 was a conference in which Gandhi offered Mohammad Ali Jinnah a Muslim leader to become India's first prime minister. Jinnah and another man called Jawaharlal Nehru (a Hindu leader) both said that this wouldn't work because the Hindu's wouldn't like it and they would start a civil war. Jinnah came up with the idea of a partition between Muslims and Hindus. ...read more.


Also a group of people and a nation tried to bring about change in India using this method. In Amritsar in 1919 when the British were in full power and control of India. A few thousand people had a meeting in Amritsar to talk about how Bad the British treated them and how they should get Independence. A general who was with the British called General Dyer thought that these Indians should be taught a lesson so he took an army to the place in the town square where these people were having this meeting. Without any warning or notice he told his soldiers to fire. Even women and children were shot at. Over 1000 people got injured and roughly 400 people died. All over the world this was sickening and even in Britain people thought that maybe Britain shouldn't rule India. The Indians feared the British for a while but then felt angry and demanded independence. This proved costly for the British because eventually in 1947 India got their independence. BY DHIRAJ AERY 10P ...read more.

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