Summary

Mahatma Gandhi begins the first part of his “Quit India” speech by clarifying his stance regarding the Independence movement. He advocates for a non-violent approach. He supports the All India Congress Committee and claims that once independence is attained, the power will belong to the people of India who will be free to choose their own leaders. Gandhi suggests that it would please him to see minorities, such as the Parsis (people of Persian descent) come to power. He calls for Indians of all religions to join the Independence movement. Gandhi also draws attention to the attitude of Indian people towards the British. He claims that there must be no hatred towards them, as the movement is aimed against British imperialism, not against the British people. Gandhi extends his friendship to Britain, as the country is in a difficult situation because of its involvement in the Second World War.

In the second part of his speech, Gandhi speaks about the rift between Hindu Indians and Muslim Indians...

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