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Fast as a Protest by Gandhiji

Venue: Birla House, New Delhi Date: 12th January 1948 My Fast as a Protest One fasts for health’s sake under laws governing health, fasts as a penance for a wrong done and felt as such. In these fasts, the fasting one need not believe in Ahimsa. here is, however, a fast which a votary of non-violence sometimes feels impelled to...

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Civil Disobedience speech by Mahatma Gandhi

Venue: Evening prayer held on the bank of Sabarmati river at Ahmedabad, on the eve of the historic Dandi march Date: 11th March 1930  In all probability this will be my last speech to you. Even if the Government allow me to march tomorrow morning, this will be my last speech on the sacred banks of the Sabarmati. Possibly these may be...

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Kashmir Issue speech by Mahatma Gandhi

Venue: Prayer Meeting at Delhi Date: 4th January 1948 Today there is talk of war everywhere. Everyone fears a war breaking out between the two countries. If that happens it will be a calamity both for India and for Pakistan. India has written to the U.N. because whenever there is a fear of conflict anywhere the U.N. is asked to promote...

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Do or Die speech by Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji’s address before the A.I.C.C. at Bombay on 8-8-1942 I congratulate you on the resolution that you have just passed. I also congratulate the three comrades on the courage they have shown in pressing their amendments to a division, even though they knew that there was an overwhelming majority in favour of the resolution, and I congratulate the thirteen friends...

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Quit India Speech by Mahatma Gandhi

Venue: Gowalia Tank Maidan, Bombay [since renamed August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai] Date: 8th August 1942   Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view from which I am placing them before you. I ask you to...