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Spencer Syfrig Nevins Caswell April 24, 2006 Critical Reading 6 Gandhi is Not Perfect Gandhi’s “non-violence” views had little influence on the independence movement of India. Gandhi preached non-violence to the people of India constantly. Despite this there were many riots and uprisings such as at Champaran and Kheda (“Mahatma Gandhi”). Gandhi’s over passive orders were not followed by many Indians who felt it unjust for their own people to be slaughtered at the Amritsar Massacre by the British invaders. Indians rioted and took revenge and killed the man whom was believed to have ordered the massacre (“Jallianwala Bagh Massacre”). Although Gandhi condemned the violence, there were violent acts and retaliations until his death. Gandhi’s beliefs were too hard to make the common oppressed Indian believe. These people witnessed and were victims of the British government on a daily basis and could not act peacefully.
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