Gandhiji describes civil disobedience as “the assertion of a right which law should give but which it denies”. In general terms, he uses it as a method of resistance or disobeying government orders in such a manner as it does not create hatred against anybody. So in that sense it “presupposes willing obedience of our self-imposed rules” and becomes “a stimulation for the fighters when the state has become lawless”. By choosing self-imposed discipline, a civil disobedience worker, through strength and purity, poses a mighty moral challenge to those in authority. Passive Resistance is “ a method of securing rights by personal suffering: It is the reverse of resistance by arms.” What lacks in it is the presence of love.
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