Discuss the role of workers in the Non-Cooperation movement.
The workers played a significant role in the Non-Cooperation Movement. They actively participated in strikes and protests against British rule, demanding better wages and working conditions. In 1920, the All India Trade Union Congress was formed, which was instrumental in organizing the workers’ movement. The workers boycotted British goods and organized strikes in various industries, including textile, jute, and railway. The Chauri Chaura incident, where a group of protesters attacked and killed British policemen, resulted in the suspension of the Non-Cooperation Movement, but the workers continued their protests. The Non-Cooperation Movement gave a new impetus to the labour movement in India and helped in the growth of trade unions. The workers’ participation in the movement strengthened the nationalistic spirit and laid the foundation for future movements for workers’ rights.