By this time, the people in South Africa were quite excited at the reports of this young Indian lawyer, Gandhi, fighting for the cause of the South African Indians. His style of agitation and fight was in the form of speeches and writings to enlighten the people, and writing letters and petitions to local and British authorities.
He submitted a long memorial to Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Colonies of the British Government. He also wrote to the Indian leaders. His theme was the discriminatory laws imposed upon the Indian laborers in South Africa.
He also wrote to the Indian National Congress, India about various ill-treatments the Indians in South Africa were put to. The legendary Dadabhai Naoroji was the leader of the Indian National Congress at that time.