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Why did Mahatma Gandhi launch the Quit India Movement?

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Gandhiji started the Quit India Movement on the following grounds: 

1. The Indians understood that Stafford Cripes had come to India under some political conspiracy. The failure of the Cripes Mission created an atmosphere of distrust and disappointment. The relations between the Indians and the British government were embittered all the more.

2. The economy of the country was crippled due to the after – effects of World War II. 

3. After the victory of Japan over Burma, the displaced Indians from Burma were migrating to India. These displaced people were insulted and ill-treated. 

4. The Indians lost fath in the Britishers because Japan had defeated the British army in Burma, Malaya, Singapore. The whole country was under the fear of attack by the Japanese, any moment. So, to abolish the fear of invasion, to dispel the atmosphere of disappointment, to encourage the disappointed and fear-stricken Indians and to advance towards the goal of freedom, Quit India Movement was started.

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