The States Reorganisation Commission, constituted by then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in , had recommended that Bombay remain a bilingual state. Several protests and clashes had broken out then, which resulted in the deaths of a few college students in police firing in Ahmedabad. As tensions peaked, the then-chief minister of Bombay State Morarji Desai called for a week-long fast against the integration of Kutch and Gujarat. According to Ganguly, curfews presumably janata curfews and protests were seen during a period of 63 days in 23 towns and cities of Gujarat during the movement and eventually led to the resignation of then-chief minister Chimanbhai Patel. Streets were empty and there was no transport during the movement. As many as GJM supporters and leaders were apprehended by the administration at the time.
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Since centuries they have been developing together, staying together and cherishing each other. India has been a strong believer and follower of unity in diversity; but sometimes this diversity etymologizes a change, a differentiation and separation. Mahagujarat Andolan is the result of this. Mahagujarat movement, locally known as Mahagujarat Andolan has its own history; prior to Freedom of India, there were many states across India.
Among these states one state was Bombay state. This terrain included the entire western coast — also known as Bombay presidency. Rally supporting creation of new Gujarat state in India during Mahagujarat movement. After independence of India in , the demand of division of the Bombay state based on language came up.
Rajendra Prasad set up the Linguistic Provinces commission in to authenticate the demand and recommend whether state can be divided based on language. The commission, known as Dhar commission named on the leading officer of that commission gave their report in December, that the division of the state merely on the basis of the language is not in the larger interest of the nation and therefore cannot be sanctioned. On the other hand, all the Gujarati speaking people were determined to have region to be dedicated based on the languages spoken.
During that time all such people were attracted in a mega conference called — Mahagujarat conference fighting for the cause of formation of Gujarat state. Kher and home minister of India Mr. Morarji Desai visited Dang region in and Mr. Kher came out with the statement that the tribal people in Dang speaks Marathi more and therefore there is no need of separate state formation. This statement created a controversy and therefore Mr.
Indulal Yagnik and others visited Dang to authenticate Mr. The committee was in opinion that Dang is the majorly Gujarati language spoken area. Meanwhile such movement in South India where Andhra state was formed from the Madras state in as a result of separate Telugu majority state. This incident has acted as a catalyst in Mahagujarat andolan. Not only this, this incident has inspired confrontations across the country for the reorganizing states based on the languages spoken. Looking to the criticality of this issue, Prime Minister Mr.
Nehru formed a committee — States Reorganization Commission — for studding and preparing the report whether states can be recreated based on languages. This commission also known as Fazal Ali commission as it was headed by Fazal Ali gave its recommendation to government in for reorganization of states based on languages spoken. As a result, finally the government agreed to reform the Bombay state into two new states — Gujarat and Maharashtra on 1st May, The Mahagujarat sabha then was dissolved on the completion of their purpose of forming Gujarat state and then the Gujarat state formed its first government under the guidance of Mr.
Jivraj Mehta who then became the first CM of Gujarat. Thus the Mahagujarat andolan resulted happily in the formation of our state Gujarat and we must pay our tribute to those who have contributed in this mammoth task; lets recall them and salute them — Indual Yagnik the leader of this movement , Sanat Mehta, Satyam patel, Dinkar Mehta, Prabodh Raval, Ranjitrai Shastri, Markand Shastri, etc and many more.
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Since centuries they have been developing together, staying together and cherishing each other. India has been a strong believer and follower of unity in diversity; but sometimes this diversity etymologizes a change, a differentiation and separation. Mahagujarat Andolan is the result of this. Mahagujarat movement, locally known as Mahagujarat Andolan has its own history; prior to Freedom of India, there were many states across India. Among these states one state was Bombay state.
Etymology[ edit ] The term Mahagujarat includes all Gujarati speaking area including mainland Gujarat and peninsulas of Saurashtra and Kutch. In , Bombay Presidency was included as a province of British India. On 17 June , Rajendra Prasad set up the Linguistic Provinces Commission to recommend whether or not the states should be reorganized on a linguistic basis. The commission included S. In its 10 December report, the Commission recommended that "the formation of provinces on exclusively or even mainly linguistic considerations is not in the larger interests of the Indian nation". Kher and the then home minister Morarji Desai visited Dang in May,
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Facts about Mahagujarat movement that separated Maharashtra and Gujarat! Did you know, two of the most roaring states in India today, Gujarat and Maharashtra were once a single province? As India was rising to catch up the pace with developed nations post Independence, some internal Updated on: May 01, IST facts about mahagujarat movement that separated maharashtra and gujarat Did you know, two of the most roaring states in India today, Gujarat and Maharashtra were once a single province? As India was rising to catch up the pace with developed nations post Independence, some internal conflicts were too raising concerns. One of them was to divide internal states on basis of linguistic. This was a significant political movement demanding the creation of separate states, Gujarat - for Gujarati speaking population, and Maharashtra - for Marathi speaking people. And this day today, way back on , India had two new states added into its massive expansion.