Today is the 9th anniversary of the assassination and death of Mahatma Gandhi, the late leader of India.
Fewer people found in the world who have not heard Gandhi`s name at least for once. The reason why this Indian fighter is well-known in the world is nothing but his love for humanity. He stepped towards humanity and this made the hearts of the nations love Gandhi. He was a fighter whose guns must have been violence but he avoided the violence and adopted a “civil disobedience” or “non-cooperation” with British colonialism.
Gandhi saw the method of fighting in “self-sufficiency” and “resistance economics”, so he and his followers sought to provide for their livelihoods and spun a few pieces of cloth, out of their own pain.
Gandi`s method for fighting against British colonialism worked out and the independence of India was gained in the year 1947. Gandhi was a man who believed in the teachings of “Hindu” and “Brahma” but never came up against other religions and not to have relation to his followers of different religion.
He considered Imam Hussein (AS) as the senior lord of the nobles of the world and was greatly influenced by Imam Hussein`s behavior. Gandhi was tolerant, but when facing obstacles, he didn’t hesitate for a moment to solve them. He was determined to execute his decisions, but whenever he saw and heard stronger logic, he accepted it.
Gundi as the national symbol of India made a simple living and was ascetic but never left society. He moved in the footsteps of his people, avoiding complimentary titles. Gandhi had the utmost respect for the Muslims but was never satisfied with formation of an imperfect country in the region with the name of Pakistan.
Gandhi knew that the creation of such a state would endanger not only the region but also the world, a prediction that became a reality over time. Gandhi was a man of religious tolerance and political pluralism.
Gandhi as the savior of India rejected the Muslim League plan led by Mohammad Ali Jinnah to create a country with the name of Pakistan. This was, of course, the beginning of the outrage of the extremist Hindus who had been embroiled in a group called the Patriots. He was eventually victimized by the group, and the heart of a man with whom were many other hearts stopped beating.
Gandhi was terrorized by an extremist youth named Naturam Godse in Jaunary 30th 1948.
To make the long story short, it is not exaggerated to say although like any other human being, Gandhi had strengths and weaknesses, but he was an acceptable leader for India and a respected personality for all the nations of the world. God bless him! May his memory be eternal!