Gandhi-Irwin Pact

In 1931 Gandhiji and some other leaders were released from Jail. In March an agreement known as Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed under which the Civil Disobedience Movement was called off. The government promised to release all the political prisoners except those charged with acts of violence. The Congress agreed to participate in the Second Round Table Conference which had been called to consider a scheme for a new constitution for India.