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Maha Cong attacks Centre on Quit India movement anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

On the occasion of Quit movement anniversary, the today attacked the over "growing" incidents of mob lynchings and "attack" on the freedom of media.

leaders, including state unit Ashok Chavan, took out a "Tiranga yatra" from the August Kranti Maidan to in South Mumbai, to mark the 76th

Gowalia Tank Maidan is a park in central where had delivered the Quit speech on August 8, 1942 decreeing that the British must leave immediately or else mass agitations would take place.

Mani Bhavan, located in Gamdevi in south Mumbai, had served as the headquarters of the Mahatma from 1917 to 1934.

Chavan said the current situation in the country is reminiscent of the British era before 1942.

"Just like in 1942, unrest is currently prevailing in the country. Incidents like mob lynchings are on the rise. The freedom of press is being gagged. Farmers are committing suicides; the backward classes are being attacked," Chavan said.

He said the BJP-led NDA government should "quit".

Chavan, unit and other leaders paid homage to the martyrs of the freedom struggle at the August Kranti Maidan.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:20 IST