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Indian university quietly removes Jinnah-Gandhi picture after uproar

NEW DELHI: A few months after picture of Pakistan's Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah was put on display at the India’s Aligarh Muslim University sparking controversy, the university administration once again triggered outrage after they displayed snaps of Mahatma Gandhi with Quaid-e-Azam in the varsity.  The pictures, however, were quietly removed afterwards and librarian of the varsity was issued a show-cause notice in this regard, the Times of India reported. The pictures were put on display at an exhibition,…

After Indian flag doormat, Amazon now sells ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ slippers

NEW YORK: E-retail giant Amazon once again sparked fury among the Indian after the website displayed flip-flops featuring the face of India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi for sale, days after it was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise for selling "insulting" doormats featuring India's national flag, with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj warning of tough action against the company. The flip-flops were still available to buy on Sunday morning, but a few hours…

Civil Disobedience: Theory, Thoreau and Gandhi

Civil disobedience is one of the many ways people have rebelled against what they deem to be unfair laws. It has been used in many nonviolent resistance movements in India (Gandhi's campaigns for independence from the British Empire), in Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and in East Germany to oust their communist governments.