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Gandhi’s non–Violence Peace Protests – Is This the right way to fight against evil?

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GANDHI'S NON - VIOLENCE PEACE PROTESTS - IS THIS THE RIGHT WAY TO FIGHT ANGAINST EVIL? GURDEEP SIAN In class we watched the film 'Gandhi' and his experiences in South Africa. The film explores how Gandhi developed the idea of non - violence as a way of putting things right that are wrong. In South Africa, Asians were being treated much different to those who were white. The Asians were being treated much worse as they had to carry an ID card with them everywhere they went. Gandhi was appalled by this and wanted to fight against these issues. To do this however he would be fighting against the British Empire. Gandhi was a man who stood for what he believed in, and he demonstrated this by calling a meeting. In this meeting he burned the passes (IDs) to show he was against it. The policemen who were there at the meeting began to beet Gandhi and his associates for this course of action. When the policemen began to beat Gandhi, Gandhi did not fight back as he believed in non - violence protesting. ...read more.


One of the Asians that stood here at the meeting threatened aloud to kill a white person who caused his family trouble. Everyone agreed with that person and began to cheer. Despite everyone sticking up for Gandhi and taking his side, Gandhi said no to this. Gandhi was not happy at the fact that the Asians were going to cause rioting. He still stood by what he said about non - violence protests. He said 'We will fight their anger, not provoke it'. A white man named Rev. Charlie Andrews who arrived in South Africa agreed with what Gandhi believed in. Charlie gave out a speech in church about how Gandhi's beliefs were right. Not all Christians agreed with this and one by one the Christians began to walk off. There were however a few Christians who agreed with what Rev. Charlie Andrews was saying. For example when Charlie was giving out the speech he looked around and saw an old lady is shown nodding her head at him in acknowledgement to what he was saying. Gandhi was released from prison for the burning of the passes, after the strong speech he made. ...read more.


Other people believe however that what Gandhi did was not a good way of dealing with evil. They think this because if for example when Gandhi was burning those passes he was getting beaten pretty seriously, and in other circumstances or on another day he may have been killed. Other people may think that non - violence is a bad way of fighting against evil because if you fought back then that may put someone in his/her place. Another point is that if you violently fight back it will show everyone that you are not an easy target for someone evil. In my opinion I think that Gandhi's non - violent peace protest were very successful, and was a very good idea. The quote that I stick by the most was when Gandhi said 'We will fight their anger, not provoke it'. I believe that fighting back physically, will only make others angry and as a result will not resolve any problems at all. Even though I think non - violence protests is a good theory, I am also aware that there can be certain consequences which must be faced. These consequences involve things such as people getting hurt. ...read more.

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