Daniel Kang
Ms. Menard
Honors English 8
26 March 2014
Gandhi IVF Summary
Gandhi’s “Non – Cooperation” inspired many Indians on August 12, 1920. “If the British Ministers and the British nation do not fulfill the pledges given to them and do not wish to regard with respect the sentiments of the 70 millions of the inhabitants of India who profess the faith of Islam, it will be impossible for them to retain Islamic loyalty” (Gandhi 327). Gandhi reiterates this statement by not cooperating with the British government and giving the British a hard time. “I have been told that non-cooperation is unconstitutional. I venture to deny that it is unconstitutional. On the contrary, I hold that non-cooperation is a just and religious doctrine; it is the inherent right of every human being and it is perfectly constitutional” (Gandhi 329). Gandhi rightfully exercises this right in rebelling against the British government. “I tell you that whilst my friend believes also in the doctrine of violence and has adopted the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the weak, I believe in the doctrine of non-violence as a weapon of the strongest” (Gandhi 330). Gandhi recommends non-violence as a great weapon that mighty Indians would use against the government. “I am not anti-English; I am not anti-British; I am not anti any Government; but I am anti-untruth, anti-humbug, and anti-injustice. So long as the Government spells injustice, it may regard me as its enemy, implacable enemy” (Gandhi 332). Gandhi acknowledges that he does not hate the government. He firmly says that he is not willing to cooperate with untruthful and injustice people.