Quit India Struggle
August 1942 the Quit India resolution was passed and Gandhi gave the slogan ‘Do
or Die’. The entire Congress leadership was arrested overnight. K. Kamaraj
while returning from Bombay noticed that at every railway station the police waited
with a list of local leaders and arrested them as they got down. Kamaraj gave
the police the slip and got down at Arakkonam itself. He then worked
underground and organised people during the Quit India Movement.
sections of the society participated in the movement. There were a large number
of workers strike such as strikes in Buckingham and Carnatic Mills, Madras Port
Trust, Madras Corporation and the Electric Tramway. Students of various
colleges took active part in the protests. Many young men and women also joined
the INA. The Quit India Movement was suppressed with brutal force.
Indian Navy Mutiny, the negotiations initiated by the newly formed Labour Party
Government in England resulting in India’s independence but sadly with
partition of the country into India and Pakistan has formed part of the Lesson
in Unit VIII.