Oct 14, 2022
Today’s edition of our Current Affairs will comprise a discussion on Jayaprakash Narayan. Read further to upgrade your UPSC CSE knowledge and also understand the topic’s relevance to the UPSC syllabus.
For Prelims: Famous Personalities, Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), Lok Nayak (Peoples Leader), Karl Marx, Non-cooperation movement, Janata Party
For Mains: Influence of Karl Marx, Contribution to Freedom Struggle, JP’s role in Post Independent India, Sampoorna Kranti (Total Revolution), Formation of the Janata Party.
Who is Jayaprakash Narayan? What is his contribution to the country?
The Union Home Minister of India has recently unveiled a 15-foot statue of Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), at the socialist icon’s birthplace, Sitab Diara village in Bihar’s Saran district, on his 120th birth anniversary
The movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, against the Rowlatt Acts (1919).
Rowlatt acts (1919) aimed to replace the repressive provisions of the wartime Defence of India Act (1915) with a permanent law.
It was an unsuccessful attempt that last for just two years 1920–22.The movement aimed to grant self-government, or swaraj, to India by the British government.
Non-cooperation is said as one of Gandhi’s first organized acts of large-scale civil disobedience (satyagraha).
News Source: The Indian Express
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