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If you really want to make a change in the world, do something hard like #nonviolent #resistance. Read up and learn #satyagraha or change. It takes #strength & #courage; physical force is forbidden even in the so-called most favorable circumstances.

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If your cause is #righteous, Gandhi believed, the movement would speak for itself.

My personal justification for it is #psychological/#neurological (#CNS/#HPA).

If you use #violence, well the one with the biggest #ego or the biggest ego-extension (guns, tanks, war) will win.
Removing tools of violence (words, arms) from the equation, you form a mirror.

It's not easy though. You'd have to refine/drop/manage/elevate past your own #ego.

People - depending on personal history & psychology - sometimes become enraged at what they see in the #mirror.
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शुभ प्रभात मित्रों..
सुबह की शुरुआत करते हैं एक महान व्यक्तित्व के साथ जिन्होंने करोड़ों भारतीयों के जीवन को प्रभावित किया..
बात करते हैं केशव बलिराम हेडगेवार की..
आज उनकी पुण्यतिथि के अवसर पर..
मई 1921 में हेडगेवार को महाराष्ट्र में राजद्रोह और आपत्तिजनक भाषणों के लिए गिरफ्तार किया गया।
मामले की सुनवाई 14 जून,1921 को आरंभ हुई।

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कुछ आरंभिक सुनवाईयों के बाद उन्होंने इस मामले में स्वयं ही पैरवी करने का निर्णय लिया
और 5/8/1921 को लिखित बयान पढ़ा जिसे सुनने के बाद जस्टिस स्मेली ने कहा,"इनका यह वक्तव्य इनके भाषणों से अधिक विद्रोही है।"
19/8 के अपने निर्णय में न्यायधीश ने उन्हें लिखित में वचन देने को कहा कि-
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Remembering a towering personality who changed the lives of Billions of Bharatiyas..

#KeshavBaliramHedgewar.

It was May 1921, Hedgewar was arrested on charges of “sedition” for his “objectionable” speeches in Maharashtra. The hearing of the case began on June 14, 1921.
After a few hearings, he decided to plead his own case and read out a written statement on 5/8/1921

After hearing it, Justice Smelly said: “His defense is even more seditious than his original speech!” In his August 19 judgment, the judge ordered Hedgewar to give an
undertaking in writing that he would not deliver seditious speeches for 1 yr, and furnish a bail bond of Rs3,000.

Hedgewar’s response was terse: “My conscience tells me that I am completely innocent. A policy of repression would only add fuel to the fire already raging because
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I am currently reading this wonderful book by @Koenraad_Elst which gives amazing insight abt the defence of Godse and exposes the blunders commited by Gandhi (I refuse to use Mahatma), have decided that will be tweeting extracts from the same as I go along. #KnowYourLegacy
Untill now almost all the works published on Gandhi have been hagiographies with none really questioning Gandhi on some hard facts and hence this book comes as something fresh.. #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @indiantweeter @TrueIndology
This book also provides an opportunity for the next gen to learn abt the mistakes commited during the freedom struggle and more importantly also abt the fact that it was not a single person or party which helped us attain independence #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @TrueIndology
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