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Boycott of Foreign Goods in Jaunpur

Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

January 25, 2023 to January 25, 2024

The Civil Disobedience Movement began in 1930 with Gandhi’s famous Dandi March. The residents of Jaunpur actively participated in the movement. British goods and government schools were boycotted, demonstrations were held at shops selling liquor and foreign clothes were burnt in public gatherings while people opted for Khadi.

To protest against Mahatma Gandhi’s arrest that year for breaking the Salt Act, the people of Jaunpur also broke the salt act and produced contraband salt. The Government was highly alarmed and took measures to curb the movement. Meetings were interrupted by the police and peaceful demonstrations were forcefully stopped by lathi charges. Not only the Congress members but anyone who was participating in protests of any kind was arrested.

Despite these suppressive actions by the Britishers, people continued to protest. The Civil Disobedience Movement continued till 1934. Near 72 people were arrested who were associated with the cause.

Source: Indian Culture Portal