Salt March


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Salt March

 

a satyagraha campaign in India in 1930. From March 12 to April 5 of that year, Mahatma Gandhi and 79 of his followers traveled by foot from the city of Ahmadabad in the state of Gujarat in western India to the village of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. Here, for three weeks, they demonstrated against the colonial salt monopoly by evaporating salt from seawater. The march had propagandistic value and initiated a mass movement of civil disobedience against British colonial power in India in 1930.

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If Mahatma Gandhi used his salt march to galvanise the nation, Modi is doing it with his promise of building a new India.
The event came to be popularly known as the 'Salt March', as well as the Dandi march or the Dandi Satyagraha.
Some people during Gandhi's time didn't realise the significance of Dandi salt march and similarly many think about the work of the current government as small and insignificant".
An enactment of the Salt March with Gandhi and a few followers on stage, relived a significant moment in the freedom struggle of India.
Advani was so satisfied with the results drawing a clear line between the two countries that he equated the rath yatra to Ayodhya with Gandhi's Dandi Salt march. Prime Minister Modi is underlying all the time that he is bigger than the party.
Mark Roberts, Lisbon, N.H.Mahatma Gandhi's 241-mile Salt March in 1930 peacefully defied British colonial tax policy in India.
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"We, as women of Turkey, claim our rights that are covered by the laws but aren't implemented adequately." The march, expected to reach the finish line on July 9, is likened to Mahatma Gandhi's famous Salt March against British colonial rule in India.
It was Mahatma Gandhi who originated and coined the term, Padayatra, in 1930, before launching the famous Dandi Salt March, which, more or less, sealed the fate of the British Empire in India.
The letters become more interesting and focused as Churchill tried to rally the party against the perceived imperial weakness of Irwin's Declaration and later release of Gandhi after the Salt March. George Lane-Fox, first Baron Bingley and brother-in-law of Irwin, noted, "I am afraid Winston is out to make serious trouble ...
Mahatma Gandhi is the inspiration of myself and my brother and he was actually the model that we look up to when we walked from Manila to Tacloban because of his salt march, which was actually celebrated four days ago, Sano told INQUIRER.net last March 16.
A third student compared MLK's Selma March with Gandhi's Salt March.