The Salt Law was broken by Mahatma Gandhi during the infamous Salt Satyagraha. It was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi that lasted from 12 March 1930 to 5 April 1930.
It was a symbolic act as Salt was the sole monopoly of the British Government and ordinary people had to pay tax for its use. By making salt in their homes, the Indians were reclaiming their livelihood from the government.
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