This year, on August 8, we are celebrating the 76th anniversary of the Quit India movement launched by the Congress in 1942 at the height of the Second World War, when India was confronted with Japanese aggression in Southeast Asia coupled with domestic issues such as the failure of the Cripps Mission and war-time inflation.
India was under the British rule for more than 200 years. It was a period of tumult, sacrifices and persistent struggles.Indian freedom movement is like a great mythical saga that witnessed a series of movements all across the country. Among all these movements, Quit India movement was the most decisive one. The movement started on 9th of August 1942. The day marks the anniversary of Quit India movement and is observed every year even after 68 years. Quit India Movement is considered as a turning point in India’s struggle for freedom. Initiated by Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the movement urged the Indian masses to raise their voice against brutal rule of British Empire. The English leaders were asked to “Quit India”. It was India’s very own war cry that redefined the freedom struggle.