Assassination Of Gandhi Research Paper

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The Assassination of Gandhi On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. As Godse walks up to Gandhi, he shoots him three times in the chest from three feet away (Trumball 1). As “the strongest influence for peace in India that this generation has known,” Gandhi did not deserve to be assassinated despite the beliefs of Godse (Trumball 1). Gandhi’s main goal was always to gain independence for India; to do this he undertook 17 fasts (Smith 2). The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was unjust because he was a nonviolent world leader and he helped promote peace between different religious groups within India; however, others may believe that he was to blame for the separation of India. Gandhi worked as a global non-violence leader for many years of his life. He used methods of non-violence to attempt to gain independence for India. India had always been a colony of Great Britain, but as its economy and population continued to boom, the movement for independence did as well. Gandhi became a leader for this movement. He helped ease tensions that could have erupted into severe violence, violence that…show more content…
Foremost, he believed that Gandhi was responsible for the split between Pakistan and India after independence was gained (Lal 2). This is unrealistic because in Gandhi’s efforts for India to become independent he included what is now Pakistan. Without Gandhi’s efforts to unite the two regions, Pakistan and India would have split much earlier Godse also believed that Gandhi did nothing to stop the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim league (Godse 4). This is also untrue because Gandhi worked to create peace between the Muslims and Hindus within India. Lastly, Godse thought that Gandhi deemed himself the judge of right and wrong (Godse 6). In actuality Gandhi only became a leader because of his devoted beliefs to Hinduism and his

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