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‘Steps of Bapu’s allies going unnoticed’

The sufferings and courage of Bapu’s allies was going unnoticed in the country,said Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s grandson,Rajmohan Gandhi.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 3, 2013 4:02 am

The sufferings and courage of Bapu’s allies was going unnoticed in the country,said Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s grandson,Rajmohan Gandhi,on Wednesday. Pointing out the continuous attacks on the leaders of Awami National Party (ANP) of Pakistan by the extremists,Gandhi said that India should intervene in a rightful manner.

Gandhi,79,was speaking at Sabarmati Ashram,paying his tribute to the Mahatma on his 144th birth anniversary. He said that the ANP believed in the ideology of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan,popularly known as “Frontier Gandhi”. He said that Khan’s people were being killed continuously and their sufferings were going unnoticed.

“In the last several years,800 ANP leaders were killed. One of the leaders,Nazma Hanif,was killed on August 15 by the extremists. There is a need to pay attention on what is happening to the people who were allies of Bapu. On the occasion of Bapu’s birthday,we must pray for them,” he said.

He said that Khan had visited Sabarmati Ashram once. Khan’s family and his followers were still fighting for truth (satyagraha) and paying a huge price for it. He said that India should do something to stop this.

Gandhi said that there was need for mutual tolerance,respect and dialogues in wake of rising communal polarisation in the country.

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