Mohandas Gandhi Struggle for freedom

I was born in the British Indian Empire on October 2, 1869. I went to law school in London and then moved to South Africa in order to help Indians in their struggle for equal rights.

Indians were required to carry British government-issue passes when they were in South Africa. I organized a pass burning as a peaceful protest to British rule and discrimination in Africa.

I moved back to India on January 9, 1915. I joined the Indian National Congress and began to help Indians in a peaceful fight for independence.

The British forced Indian farmers to grow "cash crops" instead of food to feed themselves. This means that we are forced to buy British made goods so the British can make a profit.

The entirety of India needs to boycott all British goods, we need to become a self-sufficient nation. Join the Homespun Movement and spin your own cloth, this will reduce British profit. The British are also forcing us to buy salt from them - The very same salt that us Indians used to make from the Indian Ocean. I am organizing a passive resistance movement called the Salt March, This will be a 300 mile march through India, and to the sea. We will then begin to make our own salt and show the British that we can be self sufficient.

The Salt March is planned to begin on March 12, 1930 and it will last for 24 days

The most important thing to remember is that we must never use any violence to achieve independence. Using violence will make us no better that the British solders at the Amritsar massacre, We will disobey unjust laws and will not act upon any provocation from the British. We are all in this together, no matter your religion. The only way to win is through unity.

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