In which movements did Mahatma Gandhi make the first use of Hunger Strike as a weapon?

(A) Non-Cooperation Movement, 1920-22
(B) Rowlatt Satyagraha, 1919
(C) Ahmedabad Strike, 1918
(D) Bardoli Satyagraha

Correct Answer : Ahmedabad Strike, 1918
Question Asked : SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam 2000
Explanation : In 1918, Mahatma Gandhi intervened in a dispute between the workers and mill-owners of Ahmedabad. He advised the workers to go on strike and to demand a 35 per cent increase in wages. But he insisted that the workers should not use violence against the employers during the strike. He undertook a fast unto death (first among the 17 such fasts) to strengthen the workers’ resolve to continue the strike. But his fast also put pressure on the mill-owners who relented on the fourth day and agreed to give the workers a 35 per cent increase in wages.
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