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Mahatma Gandhi said....."I object to violence becoz when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. the evil it does is permanent..." your views

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Asked by Farhaan, 17 Sep '13 10:31 am
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That was the context of fighting the British in India. No doubt, the then ruler was powerful. I thought about Mahatmaji's non-violence several times- I found that there could be many reasons for not choosing or approving violence as a tool for freedom struggle-

(1) His activities could be immediately stopped as it was the case of many freedom fighters (Bhagat Singh, etc.). He wanted a positive outcome without any hindrance to his activity. He thought that he could be able to manage the situation as long as he was alive (and not hanged) single-handedly.

(2) He had the fear that those who were adopting violence in freedom struggle would separate themselves from the Union. He was confident that he could maintain the integrity of India after the British had left the country.

(3) He took the advantage of the sympathy of the British ruler for being different in ideology to freedom fighters who used to kill the British administrators of that time. The British had no other option tha ...more
Answered by Rahul Gandhi, 17 Sep '13 01:07 pm

 
  
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Being an experienced man he is surely right
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 17 Sep '13 11:53 am

 
  
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Had he supported netaji India would be freed of Britishers at least 10 years earlier but sadly he sided with britishers when thousands have perished during freedom struggle we wrongly give credit to him
Answered by SREENIVAS, 17 Sep '13 10:36 am

 
  
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Perfect.
Violence adds to violence and multiplies it many fold.
Answered by Aarnika Tiwaari, 17 Sep '13 10:32 am

 
  
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Yes, that is so true. Evil/violence destroys things, it cannot create things.
Yes it appears good in short term because it can can dismantle certain structures that require immediate destruction, something that is not easy without violence. But the reconstruction that follows, is going to be again bad.
Answered by Shunmugham, 18 Sep '13 08:07 pm

 
  
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