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  • n  the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms

  • It was satyagraha that first bound Nehru to Gandhi, soon after the latter's return to India in 1915 from a long sojourn in South Africa, where his morally charged leadership of the .
  • Indians who believe in achieving their ends without resorting to violence put a great deal of faith in satyagraha, or reliance on soul force.
  • He said it is different to go into prison for a theft and different to go in for satyagraha (civil disobedience).
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  • Manmohan Singh in Business Standard
    As the United Nations celebrated Gandhiji's birthday as the international day of non-violence, Dr Singh said "Gandhiji's message of love and peace, of non-violence and satyagraha, of the equality of all people, of harmony between all religions, is a...
  • John Howard in Times of India
    In a message to the NGO's Satyagraha centenary celebrations, Australia's Prime Minister John Howard said: "The celebration of Satyagraha in Australia allows the wider community to share in the Indian culture and in doing so symbolises the open and...
  • Sonia Gandhi in CNN-IBN
    It would be a "grave error to write off the Gandhian approach as irrelevant to our age. The challenge for us now is to find creative inspiration from Gandhian ways to evolve a satyagraha appropriate to our times," said Congress President Sonia...

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