Swaraj -- Our Birth-Right
After his visit to Lucknow, he came to
'Swaraj -- Our Birth-Right' "We want
equality. We cannot remain slaves under foreign rule. We will not carry
for an instant longer, the yoke of slavery that we have carded all these
years. Swaraj is our birth right. We must have it at any cost. When the
Japanese, who are Asians like us, are free, why should we be slaves? Why
should our Mother's hands be hand- cuffed?"
Swaraj's alter blazed. The government
was again alarmed and troubled.
As days passed, Tilak began to stamp
the slogan 'Swaraj is our birthright' on the minds of every Indian. Lokaman
ya Tilak's popularity grew rapidly.