The Non Cooperation Movement was started in

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

On 5th September 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, the Non-Cooperation movement was started by the Indian National Congress. The main aim of launching this movement is to obtain Poorna Swaraj through peace. Following the Chauri Chaura event in February 1922, Mahatma Gandhi decided to end the Non-Cooperation Movement. At the time of the Chauri Chaura event, India’s viceroy was Lord Reading.

Start of Non-Cooperation Movement

In 1920, the Non-Cooperation Movement had its beginnings. Mahatma Gandhi was the founder of the Non-Cooperation Movement. The non-cooperation movement was a large-scale movement in which both the public and nationalists took part.

The campaign was to be peaceful and would involve Indians giving up their titles, boycotting government services, foreign goods, and elections, and ultimately not paying taxes. Gandhi started the non-cooperation movement, a large-scale movement, in 1920. It was a non-violent demonstration against the Indian government of the British Empire.

  • People had to leave their jobs with the government. People were urged to remove their kids from institutions and universities run by or receive funding from the government.
  • Gandhiji knew there was no chance of receiving fair treatment from the British after several incidents, including the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
  • By starting the Non-Cooperation Movement and undermining the nation’s administrative structure, Mahatma Gandhi intended to sever the nation’s ties to the British Government.
  • This campaign was successful since it received much support from millions of Indians.
  • The British government was almost shaken by this movement.


The Non-Cooperation Movement was started in

The Non-cooperation movement began on 5th September 1920 and went on till 22nd February 1922. This movement was the rise of a new era in the Indian liberation fight. The Non-Cooperation Movement was begun in the aftermath of several incidents, mostly the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and was put on hold due to the Chauri Chaura incident in 1922.

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