Quit India Movement- Study Notes for Exams

Quit India Movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8th August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.

Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.

The 'Quit India Resolution' was drafted by Jawaharlal Nehru.

The slogan "Bharat Chhodo" (Quit India) was given by Yusuf Meher Ali.

Many Congress leaders were arrested the next day itself & jailed for three years till World War II ended; but the sentiments were strong, & a then-unknown Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai.

Aruna Asif Ali is known as 'Heroine of 1942 Quit India Movement'.

Usha Mehta started Congress Radio, also called the Secret Congress Radio, an underground radio station, which functioned for few months during the Quit India Movement of 1942.

The operation started by the British Government to arrest the leaders of Quit India Movement was known as Operation Thunderbolt.

Lord Linlithgow was the Viceroy during Quit India Movement.

The Aga Khan Palace served as a jail for Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and other freedom fighters during the Quit India movement.

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