Gandhi’s History of Non-Violence

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For people around the world, to this day, the name of Mahatma (or Mohandas) Gandhi remains a highly significant symbol for peace and a powerful force against oppression. It was over a century ago on September 11th (a highly significant date) that Mahandas Gandhi, an attorney launched his ‘satyagraha’ (which literally means ‘pursuit of truth) campaign of non-violent resistance to racial injustice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gandhi advocated “truth force” and full-scale passive resistance in conflict resolution.