"‘The year of the Quit India Resolution’"
Quit India March in Bangalore
Creative Commons AttributionQuit India March in Bangalore - Credit: Dore Chakravaty

The Quit India Resolution was launched in 1942 by the Indian National Congress as a response to Britain’s inclusion of India in World War II and as a final ultimatum to the British Government.  The movement of Civil Disobedience aimed to achieve the immediate independence of India and found much support among Indians. Large scale protests and demonstrations were held all over the country, workers remained absent en masse and strikes were called. However, despite the call from Mohandas Gandhi to engage in non violent protest, not all demonstrations were peaceful. At some places bombs exploded, government buildings were set on fire, electricity was cut, and transport and communication lines were severed.