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Activity Discussion History Salt March Reply To: Salt March

  • Kavya

    June 21, 2023 at 9:44 pm
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    The state ( British Government ) had a monopoly over the manufacture and sale of salt. Mahatma Gandhi along with other nationalists were of the thought that this act by the British government was sinful because salt was an essential commodity and was used to prepare food.

    In 1930, Gandhiji declared that he would lead a march to break the Salt Law. The Salt March was a way to unite the rich and the poor Indians as this was a grievance shared by everyone. It was a step against the arbitrary rule of the British Government.

    Gandhiji and his followers marched for over 240 miles from Sabarmati to the coastal town of Dandi where they broke the government law by gathering natural salt found on the seashore, and boiling sea water to produce salt.

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