|The mahatma - 'Gandhi bazar' in Bangalore|
On 30 January 1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma was killed. I want to remember this anniversary with a his thought. It seems particularly suited to the historical period which is experiencing India in view of the upcoming national elections scheduled for May.
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"Is the Indian Union to be a theocratic State and are the tenets of Hinduism to be imposed on non Hindus? I hope not. The Indian Union will then cease to be a land of hope and promise, a land to which all Asiatic and African races look, indeed the whole world.
The world expects not littleness and fanatism from India whether as the Union or Pakistan. It expects greatness and goodness from which the whole world can derive a lesson and light in its prevailing darkness."
M. K. Gandhi