How did people and the colonial government react to the Civil Disobedience Movement?

How did people and the colonial government react to the Civil Disobedience Movement?

Reactions of People : In large scale, people participated in Civil Disobedience Movement with great zeal. They participated in protest march and manufactured salt.

  • As the movement spread, foreign cloth was boycotted, liquor shops were picketed.
  • Peasants refused to pay revenue and chaukidari taxes.
  • Village officials resigned.
  • In many places, forest people violated forest laws, going into Reserved Forests to collect wood and graze cattle.

Reaction of Colonial Government :

  • The Colonial Government began arresting the Congress leaders one by one.
  • Abdul Ghaffar Khan a devout disciple of Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in April 1930.
  • Mahatma Gandhi himself was arrested.
  • A frightened government responded with a policy of brutal repression.
  • Peaceful satyagrahis were attacked. Women and children were beaten.
  • About 1,00,000 people were arrested.