|In the Nagpur Session of Congress in 1920, the programme for the Non-Cooperation Movement was adopted.|
|The movement began in January 1920. People from various social groups participated in it with nationalist aspirations. The movement started with middle-class participation in the cities. Thousands of students left the government controlled schools and colleges; teachers resigned and lawyers gave up their practice.|
|Gandhiji made it clear that the movement must remain non-violent. This should be launched in stages - it would start with renunciation of titles followed by boycott of all British institutions and should end with non-payment of taxes.|
|Foreign goods were boycotted, liquor shops were picketed and foreign cloth and items were burnt in bon-fires. In many places traders refused to sell foreign goods or finance foreign trade. Indians began to wear clothes made in India. Khadi or handspun. Indian handloom became popular-production of Indian textile mills and handloom went up.|
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