The Golden Temple Massacre, The Salt March, And The Homespun Movement

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For many years India struggled greatly for their independence. The three major events in the Indian fight against British rule were: the Golden Temple Massacre, the Salt March, and the homespun movement. During the Temple Massacre British and Gurkha troops killed at least 379 unarmed Indians meeting at the Jallianwala Bagh, to discuss nonviolent resistance and protest. However, the British had passed a law that said they were forbidden from encouraging and having meetings about nonviolent protests. The Salt March, which took place in India, was an act of civil disobedience. This was to protest British rule in India. During this march that was led by Mohandas Gandhi, thousands of Indians followed Gandhi to the Arabian Sea coast, this distance was about 240 miles. Nearly 60,000 people were arrested during this march, including Gandhi. These three movements in India paved the way for India 's independence from Britain. The Golden Temple Massacre was known as one of the most extraordinary battles in military history. Gurkha troops came into the Jallianwala Bagh and began to shoot at the unarmed citizens of India. They were meeting to talk about nonviolent resistance and protest but the British had passed a law that said they couldn 't do that anymore. Dyers Soldiers lined up and pointed their guns and started shooting at the people there listening to the speech. They continued to keep shooting and shooting and they didn’t stop. The Indian citizens were locked in and tried to

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