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By Pratima Mitchell

Mohandas Gandhi grew up in India at a time while it was once governed via a international power--Great Britain. Gandhi fought opposed to the injustice of British humans through prime peaceable marches and protests. again and again he used to be imprisoned for his ideals, yet via his management, Britain used to be ultimately pressured at hand over strength. Gandhi grew to become chief of India, and "father of his people."

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But despite all Mohandas’s efforts, India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. This was called Partition. Millions of Muslims crossed over the border to Pakistan, while millions of Hindus crossed into India. 30 S ix months after independence, Mohandas was walking to an afternoon prayer meeting at a friend’s house in New Delhi. He was seventyeight, and walked slowly, with his arms around two young female relatives. Suddenly a man came up and greeted him. As Mohandas folded his hands in namaste, the stranger pointed a pistol at him and fired.

To him, Indians were all brothers. Mohandas did what he had always done – he went to the most troubled area, the remote region of Noakhali, to try and teach people to love, trust and respect one another. He stayed one or two days in each village, talking to the villagers and praying for peace. He spent four months on what he called “the most difficult and complicated mission of my life”. By his example, peace reigned once again. On August 15, 1947, India finally became free of British rule. It had been a long journey.

It had been a long journey. But despite all Mohandas’s efforts, India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. This was called Partition. Millions of Muslims crossed over the border to Pakistan, while millions of Hindus crossed into India. 30 S ix months after independence, Mohandas was walking to an afternoon prayer meeting at a friend’s house in New Delhi. He was seventyeight, and walked slowly, with his arms around two young female relatives. Suddenly a man came up and greeted him.

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