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What was the role of women in the Quit India Movement?

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The role of women in the Quit India Movement

  1. Women directed the Quit India Movement when most men were arrested.
  2. Many prominent women leaders, such as Sarojini Naidu and Aruna Asaf Ali, went into hiding and continued to organize the movement.
  3. Usha Mehta founded a Radio Transmitter named ‘Voice of Freedom’ to preach the ideal ‘Korange Yeh Morange’.
  4. Women leaders from different regions of India, such as Kamala Dasgupta and Matangini Hazra, played significant roles in the movement.
  5. Kanaklata Barua, a 16-year-old school student, led the Quit India Movement in Brahmaputra valley, Assam.
  6. Matangini Hazra formed ‘Bhagini Sena’ (army of sisters) and was killed in police firing when she went to capture the ‘Lalbari’ (red building) in Tamluk.
  7. 73 rebel women were kidnapped by Tamluk Sub-divisional police during the movement.
  8. The Women’s Self-Defence Society, or Mahila Atmorakhsha Samity, played a crucial role in the movement.

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