Gandhiji was not in favor of Indo-Pak partition… know the truth of the myths related to him - Newztezz Online


Sunday, October 2, 2022

Gandhiji was not in favor of Indo-Pak partition… know the truth of the myths related to him

The thoughts of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi not only inspired people across the world but also played an important role in bringing about a change in India and the world with the attitude of compassion, tolerance and peace. He laid emphasis on inculcating principles and practices throughout his life. Also become the voice of marginalized groups and oppressed communities around the world. Apart from Asia, Mahatma Gandhi influenced social and political movements in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe. He influenced great leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

Many myths also prevailed about such a great personality, due to which his image was affected. Let's know about those myths and their truth.

Indo-Pak partition

It is often assumed that Gandhiji was responsible for the partition of the country. If they wanted, they could have stopped the partition. The truth of this popular myth about Bapu is that he was against partition of the country. He called it a sinful act. Gandhi did not agree with both the demand and need for the creation of Pakistan.

In 1946, in one of his articles on Harijan, he wrote,

“I believe that the demand for Pakistan raised by the Muslim League is completely un-Islamic and I have no hesitation in saying that this is a sinful act. The elements who want to divide India into pieces thirsty for each other's blood are enemies of both India and Islam. Even if they cut my body into pieces, but they cannot make me agree to such a thing, which I do not believe to be right.

father of non-violence movement

Gandhiji fought for freedom for the country on the strength of truth and non-violence. A myth about him is that he is the father of the non-violence movement. Gandhiji did promote non-violence, but basically non-violence has been a part of Indian religious tradition for centuries. Gandhiji was greatly influenced by Gautam Buddha. Choosing non-violence from Indian tradition, Gandhi made it a weapon against the British.

'Saint' and 'Mahatma' Gandhi

Gandhiji is called the saint of Sabarmati. Although the meaning of a saint in religious tradition, Gandhiji is different from it. Although as a person he remained a saintly man. Never wanted anyone's bad. He was given the title of Mahatma for his contribution, but he did not like this title. In his autobiography, Gandhi wrote, the title of Mahatma has pained me greatly, and there is no moment that I can remember when it can be said to have tickled me.

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