Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but he resisted with love instead of hate. True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, American Baptist minister, and activist I have the greatest admiration and respect for Mahatma Gandhi. He was a great human being with a deep understanding of human nature. He made every effort to encourage the full development of the positive aspects of the human potential and to reduce or restrain the negative. His life has inspired me ever since I was a small boy. Ahimsa or nonviolence is the powerful idea that Mahatma Gandhi made familiar throughout the world. But nonviolence does not mean the mere absence of violence. It is something more positive, more meaningful than that, for it depends wholly on the power of truth. – Dalai Lama I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. -Albert Einstein, Physicist He’s (Mahatma Gandhi) somebody who I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr King (Martin Luther King Jr), so if it hadn’t been for the non-violent movement in India, you might not have seen the same non-violent movement for civil rights here in the United States. – Barack Obama, Former President of the United States Then rose the star of Gandhi. He showed that a doctrine of non-violence was possible. -Arnold Zweig, German Writer
I will sum up in short you can read further on the internet.
Gandhi jee idea of equality and ending untouchability wasn't going down the throat of fanatics (they feared the power being snatched away ). They believed in their caste supremacy.
Gandhi was blamed by the fanatic groups for emasculating Hindus and they started printing against Gandhi in the news paper called Hindu Rashtra. Which were all but a straight lie.
They wanted to convert Muslims , Christains agnostics and atheist into Hindus or the idea of their own understanding of the religion. In short they want all the people of india to accept what their belief system were otherwise "get ready for the dire consequences". If anyone be it a Hindu oppose them he she would be deemed as anti national or in short will be labeled.
Gandhi jee was the man of knowledge and there are many rumours which lacks creditablity I kept hearing for eg someone told me he was a Muslim because he had read Quran. Some scholar of Hinduism classified him as Brahmin by his Action although he was a vaishia by birth , According to the sholak that says Janmana jyathae sudraha Karmana jayathae dwijaha
That one action determines it's position in caste and all are born as shudras as lower class individual.
At the end I want to say don't endorse hate mongering because it kills. And take a moment to appreciate mahandas karamchand Gandhi.