Gandhi is not an individual, but a thought. His teaching of non-violence has been accepted around the world. Sadly in Gandhi’s nation a Dharma Sansad of Hindu ascetics in Haridwar Uttarakhand calling for genocide of Muslims and other minorities in the name of protecting Hinduism is just disappointing for peace lovers world.
The pages of history are adorned with the highest thoughts and deeds of great human beings. These are the people who have not only influenced humans with their teachings but also sacrificed their lives for the sake of human life and its survival through their services, whose teachings have had an effect on the entire world. Even today, people take advantage of it.
Mahatma Gandhi believed in pacifism and reconciliation because he had extensively studied the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well as Buddhism and Hinduism. Mahatma Gandhi also saw Hindu-Muslim unity as necessary.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. Mahatma Gandhi is considered the Father of the Nation. He led India’s struggle for freedom and is revered by all for his non-violent approach against the British Raj.
On January 30, 1948, just five months after India gained independence, Gandhi was shot three times at close range during a prayer meeting in the grounds of Birla House in New Delhi. He was 78 years old.
He was of the opinion that “unity is strength”, “If we separate, we would be destroyed. If we Hindus and Muslims are ready to cut our throats, a third power will easily enslave India. In this regard, Mahatma Gandhi was of the view that “a nation that has the passion and the courage to make innumerable sacrifices has the potential to reach the infinite heights of development. The more real the sacrifice, the faster the success.
Today the world, especially India, needs brotherhood, unity and love. Violence is everywhere. The man loses patience and stamina, he is immediately enraged and begins to make decisions. He does not even hesitate to take justice into his own hands and take people’s lives, the example can be seen in the anti-Muslim hate speeches at the ‘Dharma Sansad’ events in Haridwar and Delhi.
In such an environment, only Gandhi’s education in non-violence, brotherhood and brotherhood needs to be campaigned. Human life is more precious. It will slowly disappear from the dirt but in a moment of hate. Gandhi himself said, “We can defeat our enemies with love, not with hate.”