Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Can't let communal forces take over Quit India Movement: Sonia Gandhi

Can't let communal forces take over Quit India Movement: Sonia Gandhi

A special session of the Parliament is being held to commemorate 75th anniversary of "Quit India Movement". "It is important for the younger generation to know about historical events like the Quit India movement".

Meanwhile, the YSRCP Chief will be launching a campaign in Nandyal starting from today which will continue till August 21.

However, speaking later in the House, Congress party president took a jibe at RSS and said, "We must not forget that some organizations opposed Quit India Movement, such organizations have no role in freedom struggle".

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

Earlier this morning, in a series of tweets, Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freedom. "We need to bring a positive change in this regard", he said.

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"Bharat Chhoro Andolan (Quit India) reminds us that we can not let us to become prisoners of divisive, communal and narrow-minded ideologies".

Besides this, the National Archives of India would be organizing a special exhibition in New Delhi from 9 August to mark the significant day and also to pay tribute to the Azad Hind Fauz or the Indian National Army. She said that many Congress workers died in jail.

Sonia further said millions of people threw themselves into the Quit India movement.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi's famous saying "Do or Die", PM Modi asked the country's youth to come forward to build a new India in the next five years.

"Today it looks secularism and free speech are in danger: There is politics of divide; if we have to preserve freedom, we'll have to defeat forces endangering it", she added.

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