Mahatma Gandhi chose peace when confronted with injustice: UNGA President
On the occasion of International Day of Non-Violence, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Abdulla Shahid on Saturday said that Mahatma Gandhi based his life on the premise that, in the end, conflict and violence will benefit no one. He said, "He (Gandhi) had chosen peace even when confronted with injustice, even in our moments of what we think is our justified anger is the height of bravery. Gandhi based his life on the premise that the end conflict and violence will benefit no one. History has indicated this assessment." He further added, "It is not by chance that this day, October 02, coincides with Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. In commemorating this day, we also celebrate the legacy of this remarkable man who taught us that there is nothing cowardly about non-violence."