Why did Gandhiji decide to launch a nationwide satyagraha against the proposed Rowlatt Act 1919? How was it organised? Explain

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Satyagrah against the proposed Rowlatt Act 1919:

  • The Rowlatt Act was hurriedly passed through the Imperial Legislative Council.
  • Indian members unitedly opposed it.
  • It gave government enormous powers to repress political activities.
  • It allowed detention of political prisoners without trials for two years.