what was the Rowlatt act? How did it affect the National Movement?

Asked by raisondsouza2005 | 21st Jul, 2020, 09:25: AM

Expert Answer:

The impact of Rowlatt Satyagrah on political situation in India was immense. Gandhi organised Rowlatt Satyagrah against the Rowlatt Act which gave enormous power to the government to suppress the political activities of Indian leaders.

In opposition of the Act, protests and rallies were organised in various cities, workers went on strikes in railway workshops, and shops closed down. The British government tried to suppress the nationalist activity brutally. Local leaders were picked up from Amritsar, and Mahatma Gandhi was barred from entering Delhi. After attacks on post offices and railways, martial law was imposed and General Dyer took command. Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919. This incident shocked the entire nation. As the news of Jallianwalla Bagh spread, crowds took to the streets in many north Indian towns. There were strikes, clashes with the police and attacks on government buildings.

Thus, we can say that the Rowlatt Satyagrah led to an increase in nationalist activities of people in the country

Answered by Akansha | 22nd Jul, 2020, 05:49: PM