Failure of the Cripps’ Mission and the worsening of the world situation due to the extension of hostilities in Asia, offered new opportunities before the Indians in their struggle against the British.

In 1942 the prerence of the Japanese army in Burma endangered the Indian territory.

Gandhiji after a review of the contemporary war situation came to the conclusion that the British were not strong enough to save the Indians from the Japanese attack.

Nor the Indians can save themselves as they were still under the British rule. In a situation like this Gandhiji decided to raise the ‘Quit India’ slogan.


His argument was that the possibility of a Japanese attack on India was only due to the existence of British rule in the country. If India was left to herself Japan would be compelled to revise her plan of attack on India.