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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Gandhi - where art thou?

In furtherance of my previous posts on Non Violence and its relevance in today's world.....

I came across this Article in the Telegraph by Charles Moore asking Where is the Gandhi of Islam?

When a nation, a race, a political movement, a group of workers, the followers of a religion have legitimate grievances, there generally arises amongst them a champion who can command respect for his advocacy of peace, his willingness to fight without weapons and to win by moral authority. There may be many such grievances for Muslims in Britain, and in the West, but we are still waiting for the Gandhi or the Martin Luther King to give them the right voice.

Where have the avenues for global dialogue gone? Where are the forums to discuss the grievances of peoples of the world? With UN never becoming what it should have been and turning into another "League of Nations" which gave birth to Nazism, where should the voices go?

As I said in one of my previous posts, Bang is the only voice we listen to.

Another interesting article is about the book release on July 6, about non violence.

Mahatma Gandhi says, "It is not enough to refrain from taking the life of a living being. He who has pledged himself to this vow may not kill, even those whom he believes to be unjust; he may not be angry with them, he must love them. He will not carry out the tyrants will but he will suffer punishment even unto death for disobeying his will until the tyrant himself is won over."

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