Role Of Gandhi In Civil Disobedience

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It is the job of the protestor to get a response whether that be positive or negative. India was fighting for independence from British rule. Gandhi was one of the Indian leaders for the people and convinced them to use non cooperation against the British government. Non cooperations has been around before Gandhi, but was not as successful. Non cooperation is the refusal to follow unjust laws. Gandhi’s methods worked because he had a sufficient amount of followers who were disciplined in civil disobedience. In document A Gandhi gives the British a warning in a friendly letter stating that he does not want to break the law, but the salt tax is unjust so if you don’t fix it I will protest by making my own salt (making your own salt was illegal). Gandhi’s followers were devoted they displayed this during The Salt March in April 1930 where they were beaten with metal clubs till they bled yet they remained uncooperative…show more content…
In document D Gandhi is portrayed salting a lion's tail not trying to kill it, but just trying to tame the lion that represents Great Britain. In document A in Gandhi’s letter he adresses Lord Irwin the governor general and viceroy of India at the time as his dear friend. By treating Great Britain as a friend Gandhi showed the world that the protestors were not the ones causing the problems it was in fact Great Britain. Gandhi had enough followers to overthrow British rule, this is why his tactics worked. There were more indian protestors than there were people of Great Britain to enforce the laws, and India would not be able to continue generally speaking if the people were protesting to all unjust laws. Great Britain needed the protestors whether they liked it or not. Gandhi and his followers treated Great Britain as a friend and was respectful, willing to accept abuse, jail time to gain their freedom from British
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