My name is Mohandas Gandhi. I was born on October 2, 1869. I was raised in a Hindu family. I went to law school and stayed in South Africa for a while practicing. I came back to India in 1915. I hope to become the prominent leader of the Indian independence movement within the British ruled India. I believe in non-violence and civil disobedience.
Why do we as Indians want independence? Well for starters there are so many racism unjust laws. What I mean by that is us as Indian's and Muslims can not sit in 1st class on a train. We also can not walk on the sidewalks with British men. Lastly, we have to do the work of the untouchables and get paid less for doing the same work as the British in our own country.
We as Indian's have to pay higher rents than British in our own country. We get beatings all the time from the British. We are forced to do the labor that they don't want to do. Not only do we have to do forced labor we also don't get paid for doing that work or if we do get paid we get paid less than the British.
We can go on strikes against the British. We can go on a strike where we no longer work for that day and use no trains or any type of transportation other than our feet to get around. We would do this to show that we can do just fine with out the British and we would stop supporting them and their products.
As you know the British even control our own Indian Ocean and make us pay for the salt that comes from OUR Ocean. I am done putting up with this. I am going to organize a march to the Indian Ocean where we go against the law and against the British government and get our own salt. This is a direct action campaign of tax resistance, I'm sick of paying more for things that is made in our own country.