Purna Swaraj

Purna Swaraj: The Demand for Full Independence 26 January 1930

Indian National Congress

Editor's note: The Indian National Congress met in Lahore in December 1929. The following pledge was  approved by the Congress  just before midnight on December 31, 1929. The pledge was taken by the public on January 26, 1930. One option before the Congress was to demand Dominion Status, under which India would have still remained at least nominally under British rule. The Congress rejected this option, and instead asked for Purna Swaraj, which means Full Independence.

Purna Swaraj Resolution 1929-30


Gandhiji hoisting the Indian flag with the charka at the Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, December 1929.

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