Mohandas Gandhi by: shanelle beaty

Pass Burning
Gandhi's first act of independence for India was burning the passes that the government made all Indians carry with them. He was beat by the police but did not give up and kept burning the passes until he passed out. After this it was the first time he was arrested.
Salt March
The Salt March happened on March to April 1930 in India, it was an act of civil disobedience led by Gandhi. He was protesting the British rule, due to Britain's salt act which made the Indians pay a heavy salt tax. Thousands of people marched with Gandhi even though by the end they were arrested including Gandhi.
Civil Disobedience
Gandhi was Non Violent. He never fought the police when he was arrested also he was Civil disobedient. Civil Disobedience means the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest. He started peaceful marches, strikes, speeches, and he fasted.
Fasting
Gandhi had started fasting when some Muslims had gone against what Gandhi wanted and took out their anger in violence against the police. He was disgusted by the violence and fasted for over 123 days living on just water. This was another show of Gandhi's non violence protests against the government to gain independence
Gandhi Gains Independence for India
Gandhi paved independence for India in 1930 after his long journey. By his efforts with the media and his civil disobedience against Britain's reign over India. He told people that you can save yourself from hell even through fighting by helping others and stopping the violence. He went to Pakistan to prove that Muslims and Hindus are equal. By proving that he would show to Britain that Muslims and Hindus would not always be in war, and fight. By the end of his life, and everything he had been through, he was shot by a Muslim activist and killed with final words of "Oh God".

Citations: http://www.livingnonviolence.com, http://www.thegodlight.co.uk,http://thegodlight.org/,http://beautifultrouble.org,http://scnc.ukzn.ac.za/

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