- The Champaran Peasant Movement was started in 1917-18. His goal was to curate an awakening against the European planters among the peasants.
- The planters have resorted to illegal and inhumane methods of growing indigo at a price that under no law can be called adequate compensation for the work done by peasants.
- In 1915, Gandhi's attention was caught by a peasant delegation that went all the way to Lucknow from Champaran to draw the attention of the top leaders to their plight.
- On April 18, Gandhi pleaded before the District Magistrate in Motihari as "guilty" and was prepared to face jail for following the "voice of conscience."
- Because of the mobilization of peasants in the district court with Mazhar-ul-Haq, Bihar Congress leader, the government came down and withdrew the proceedings against Gandhi.
What was the result of the Champaran movement?
The results of the Champaran movement - the bill gave relief to land tenants and Indigo cultivators and offered Gandhi a platform to become a national leader. Satyagraha became a novel method that shows India's independence movement.