Thursday, November 1, 2007

Why does India have armed forces?

Gandhi led India to independence using Satyagraha. Gandhi and his disciples showed the world how this is done.

Gandhi was assassinated just as India gained independence.

The new Indian government then proceeded to build a large armed forces, fight wars with Pakistan and China, and eventually acquire nuclear weapons.

Why is that? Why didn't the leaders who learned from Gandhi develop non-violent strategies for defending India?

Today the non-violent movement to free neighboring Burma/Myanmar from an oppressive military dictatorship is hampered by India continuing to trade with the Myanmar regime.

This is sad.

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