Gandhi had asked the people to keep the Quit India Movement as a peaceful movement as he was a staunch believer of non - violencce.
The British saw the upsurge in the sentiments of Indians and arrested over 1 lakh people on the pretext and levied fines on many people. They even beat the people with sticks and caned them. The British arrested all the leaders of the Congress Party. Gandhi's wife, Kasturba Gandhi, died in detention, as well as his secretary Mahadev Desai.
World War II had reduced the economic, political, and military strength of the British Empire. By early 1946, The British set free all the political prisoners held in India and opened independence discussions with the Indian National Congress Party.
On the 14th of August 1947, Pakistan gained independence and a day later on the 15th of August, India gained its independence as well.
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