At which place did Mahatma Gandhi launch a Satyagraha to help the oppressed indigo farmers?
On the evening of 15th of April, 1917, thousands had assembled at Motihari railroad station in Bihar's East Champaran, sitting tight for a man who was bound to lift their lives out of hopelessness. It was 3 pm when Gandhi landed at the station from a prepare originating from Muzaffarpur. Little did the group inviting him to realize that Gandhi's visit would snowball into the main satyagraha (strategy of inactive political protection) that he would lead in the nation.
It was at Champaran that the change from Mohandas into the Mahatma started. This is the little-known story of Gandhi's first satyagraha, the development that started another section in India's freedom battle.
After his arrival from South Africa in the year of 1915, Gandhi built up the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. At that point, on his coach Gopal Krishna Gokhale's recommendation, he set out on an adventure to find India. He voyaged everywhere throughout the nation, from Calcutta and Shantiniketan in Bengal to Cawnpore, Rangoon, and Rishikesh.
Amid the 31st session of the Congress in Lucknow in the year of 1916, Gandhi met Raj Kumar Shukla, an agent of agriculturists from Champaran, who asked for him to go and see with his own eyes the tragedies of the indigo ryots (sharecroppers) there.
The ranchers were ineffectively made up for their indigo products and on the off chance that they declined to plant indigo, they needed to confront overwhelming tax assessment. The proprietors (for the most part British) would implement this framework through their operators, called gumasta, who executed the terms severely.
Subsequently, the diminished creation of much-required nourishment products and selective indigo cultivating (they were not permitted to develop some other yield notwithstanding amid the indigo off-season) had prompted untold sufferings for the ryot ranchers, including a starvation-like circumstance. In this way, when the news of Gandhi's entry achieved Champaran, it spread in the district like out of control fire and he was welcomed by expansive hordes of laborers at railroad stations up and down the path from Muzaffarpur to Motihari.
A day subsequent to achieving Motihari, M.K Gandhi left for the town of Jasaulipatti, he had found out about an inhabitant there who had been beaten and whose property had been annihilated by the landowners.