Gandhi Irwin pact 1931

The Gandhi Irwin Pact was signed by M. K. Gandhi and the then Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin on 5 March 1931 before the second Round Table Conference in London.

It was decided that the Civil Disobedience Movement would be discontinued.

The Congress would participate in the Second Round Table Conference.


According to this pact, the British Government agreed to:

-Release all political prisoners, except those guilty of violence.

-Permit peaceful picketing of liquor and foreign cloth shops.

-Restore the confiscated properties of the satyagrahis.

-Permit free collection or manufacture of salt by persons near the sea-coast.

-Lift the ban over the congress.


Gandhi Irwin pact was approved by the Congress in its annual session at Karachi in March 1931.