Why was Gandhi murdered?

by Ben Alford

He believed in a united India at all costs. He was ready to accept M. A. Jinnah as prime minister of India, if this would mean India united.

• Gandhi did not follow some of the rules Hinduism. He mixed with Untouchables. He worked along side Muslims, and for some extreme Hindus this was going too far.

• He had went on a fast in August 1946 to try to stop Hindus attacking Muslims.

• Godse stated at his trial by saying that he believed that Gandhi favoured Muslims and that he had done too much to protect Muslims.


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