Place Where the Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha was Organized in 1918?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The place where Cotton Mill workers organized Satyagraha was the Kheda district of Gujarat, in the year 1918. The workers in Kheda were asking the state for the remission of taxes following the failure of their harvest. In 1917, Mahatma Gandhi organized a satyagraha to support the workers. Gandhiji organized multiple non-violent resistance campaigns to protest against the oppressive rule of the British in India.

Satyagraha by Cotton Mill Workers in 1918

The cotton mill workers were affected by crop failure and a plague epidemic. They were not able to pay the revenue and were demanding to relax the revenue collection. This was the reason behind the Cotton Mill worker satyagraha in the Kheda district of Gujarat. It was the third satyagraha movement organized by Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a newly elected Satyagrahi, and other local lawyers and advocates backed it up.
  • As a result, the tax for the current year and the following year was suspended, the higher tax rate was reduced, and confiscated property was returned.
  • This movement was launched following the four-day Ahmedabad Mill strike.
  • As a result, the British government was forced to backtrack on all decisions, including lowering the increased rates.
  • The Satyagraha is one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most famous movements. By organizing and believing in such non-violent protesting methods, Gandhiji proved that oppression can be fought with ideas and Ahimsa.

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