Home Rule League Movement

Home Rule League Movement

Home Rule League Movement

Home Rule = Homeland = Self-Government

Arvind Ghosh, a leader of the Swadeshi movement, retired and lived a spiritual life in Pondicherry.

Lala had gone to America when Lajpat Rai.

When Bal Gangadhar Tilak was released from jail for 6 months, the whole country seemed calm. The Indian National Congress also split and collapsed.

Seeing all this, Lokmanya Tilak started ‘Home Rule League’ with the aim of making the Congress throb again and again to bring awareness for independence or Swaraj movement in the country.

Tilak founded the Home Rule League in Bailgam (Poona) on April 4, 1917.

Tilak carried out propaganda work through pamphlets called ‘Maratha’ in English and ‘Kesari’ in Marathi.

Five months after this league, Mrs. Anne Besant also started another ‘Home Rule League’ separately in Madras in September, 1917.

Anne Bassant promotes Home Rule through The Commonwealth Weekly and New India Daily.

The Congress and the Mursilam Ling also supported the movement.

Anne Besant was arrested by the Madras government on June 15, 1917 for writing anti-government articles.

Demands from across the country for the release of Anne Bassant. Tilak announces Satyagraha. But before that he was abandoned.

Now, Gandhiji was slowly becoming active in public.

Home Rule League established in Gujarat Maganbhai Chaturbhai did it in 1917 at Ahmedabad.

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