Mahatma Gandhi used several steps in order to secure independence for India from Britain. Gandhi was the leader of the Indian Congress Party. He used a method called pacifism to get his points across. Though he wanted independence from Britain, he did not start a war but rather used non-violent forms of protesting. On January 26th 1930 he declared from India. When the British created a tax on salt, Gandhi walked 240 miles to get salt. This act was powerful and acknowledged; and also a form of pacifism. Many people joined in on his trek and circulated much media attention. Internationally, this became the most significant independence movement.