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January 30th 1948 ... One of the most iconic figures in twenty-century history walks to his regular evening prayer meeting. As he gets to the end of this path a man steps out of the crowd. Three shots ring out. The father of Indian independence collapses. Infamous Assassinations: Mahatma Gandhi
He is now convinced that the British must be forced to leave India. ibid.
March 10th 1922. Gandhi is arrested for sedition ... While he is in prison the Congress Party splits. ibid.
1930: Gandhi starts a major campaign of civil disobedience. ibid.
Independence will be possible after the war ... The talks break down. ibid.
August 8th 1942 Delhi: Gandhi calls on the British to quite India, and announces another campaign of civil disobedience. ibid.
Partition ... in just fourteen weeks ... Within weeks war breaks out between India and Pakistan. ibid.
January 30th: Godse steps forward and then shoots him three times in the chest ... Godse does not attempt to flee. ibid.
Winston Churchill said he was revolted at the spectacle of this seditious fakir striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceroy’s palace to negotiate on equal terms with the representative of the King Emperor. Great Crimes and Trials: The Gandhi Assassination
As the Mahatma walked to prayer that 30th January he was shot. His murderer and accomplice hanged, contrary to Gandhi’s teachings. ibid.
The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. Jawaharial Nehru, re Gandhi’s assassination