On this day in history, Ghandi started a hunger strike, September 16, 1932

Mohatma Gandhi Biography
Mohatma Gandhi Biography


On September 16th in 1932, Ghandi started his fast in protest against the British government. This hunger strike was initiated when the British government interfered with India's electoral system and separated the electoral system by caste. Ghandi's hunger strike was an example of his practice of civil disobedience through passive resistance.

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