Important events of Indian history before Independence

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    The 1857 Revolt was an attempt to unite India against the invading British. (Source: Twitter)
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    India got its Independence on August 15, 1947. The freedom fighters and revolutionaries gave up their lives to make India a free nation. Here we bring you some of the significant events from the history.

    1857: 1857 certainly saw the first freedom struggle. This was an attempt to unite India against the invading British. The movement saw the end of East India Company’s rule in India and the powers of the company were transferred to the British Crown by the Government of India Act 1858.

    1885: The year 1885 keeps a very important place in the history of India before Independence. The Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party/INC) was created in this year.

    1916: Lucknow Pact: Muhammed Ali Jinnah who was a member of he Congress as well as the League brought the parties to an agreement to pressurise the British government to apply more liberal approach.

    1919: This year is considered to be one of the most tragic years in the Indian history. The tragic Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13.

    1920: The Jallianwala Bagh incident led to the Non-Cooperation Movement. The movement was directed towards boycotting of British prodcucts.

    1922: Chauri Chaura incident: On february 4, 1922, a large group of protesters clashed with the police resulting in killing of 22 policemen. Mahatma Gandhi, who was strictly against violence, halted the non-co-operation movement on the national level on 12 February 1922, as a direct result of this incident.

    1931: Bhagat Singh alongwith Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged on 23 March, 1931.

    1935: The Government of India Act and the creation of a new constitution laid the foundations for the events that would follow in the next decade and thereafter.

    1942: The Quit India movement: The movement was called for an immediate withdrawal of British from India.

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