How Did Mahatma Gandhi Contribute To Human Rights ?  

Gandhi, while he was in South Africa, had developed a deep sense of respect for humanity and considered it to be his religion. He had formed a great idea and a philosophy for human rights and also believed in a non violence approach. When he returned to India from South Africa, he found the country was in great turmoil under the British rule.

Leaders like Bhagat Singh, Lokmanya Tilak were already fighting the atrocities of the British Government but through violence. Gandhi tried to convey them his idea of non violence and also opposed their violent path towards their goal of freedom.

Gandhi contributed in a great way to human rights development. He started the Satyagraha Movement so that all Indian s should bear an identity under the British Government itself. He also started the Dandi March which was led to stop the tax on salt and that Indians should be allowed to make salt from their own sea water. Gandhi also fought for abolishing the untouchable concept which was prevalent among the higher castes of India. The untouchables were people who were poor and from low caste. These people were not allowed to draw water from the wells, bathe in the ponds or enter any place of worship. Gandhi fought for their rights and brought them also recognition among his own people. He accepted the low caste whole heartedly and set an example for others to learn.

He always said that to bring about a change you have to be the change.

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Mahatma-Gandhi-Biography      Gandhi’s full name is Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi. He was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, an Indian state located in the western part of the country. He was married at an early age of 13 and then he was sent to London to study law. Gandhi later came to South Africa to practice law and lived there with his wife and two children. More..




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