Gandhi's Assassination

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Gandhi was a well appreciated man who tried to bring peace to all of those throughout India. After the two nations(India and Pakistan) gained their Independence, Gandhi tried to unite the Muslims and Hindus to perform one independent nation. Which caused a lot of chaos between the two religions.during this time period Gandhi was getting older and had many physical problems around the age of 77, this was a cause from all of his fasts. We are here today to talk to you about Gandhi’s assassination and the many events leading up to it.

On January 13, 1948 Gandhi had declared another fast which is now known as the last fast. Gandhi said he would not break his fast until there was peace between all religions. Many people disagreed with his decisions.
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He was in the middle of praying when a man named Nathuram Godse(Nath-ur-um God-see), stepped out from the crowd and shot three bullets at Gandhi. Nathuram Godse was an editor of a weekly Hindu newspaper. This assassin was a Hindu extremist who was angry with Gandhi’s action trying to unite everyone peacefully. After viewing the bombings that Muslims had done to the harm Hindus, it influenced Godse to assassinate Gandhi. Even though Godse shot Gandhi, there were six other people who were involved in planning of Gandhi’s assassination. Each of the seven men suffered different consequences for contributing to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi's assassination was very important that it flooded the world and influenced people from every class even famous celebrities. One of those people was Martin Luther king jr. who was known for his very famous “I Have a Dream” speech. After Gandhi died the prime minister stated: “The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere and I do not know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we call him, the Father of our Nation, is now no more" (59). Gandhi's death affected both Hindus and Muslims for a temporary amount of time. The radical Hindu conspirators who planned to assassinate Gandhi, believed that once Gandhi was unable to bring peace between Hindus and Muslims. India would probably attack
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