Indian Passive Resistance meeting (woman addressing the crowd), 1946


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Passive Resistance 1946 was the second resistance movement waged by Indians in the country; the first was waged by Gandhi at the beginning of the century. The 1946 Campaign was seminal in the gestation of the anti-apartheid front, at home and abroad. it was the forerunner to the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign, organised jointly by the South African Indian Congress and African National Congress; it placed the issue of racism on the sanctions against South Africa. Women were greatly involved in the Campaign