addition Gandhi and other Hindu leaders were hesitant to confront
the bigotry or violence on the part of religious minorities in
India, particularly Muslims, so as not to offend them or alienate
them from the cause of an independent India.
This action created an
unfortunate precedent, which has grown with successive leaders of
the country, to restrict the principle of non-violence to Hindus and
to tolerate violence in other religious groups if it is in accord
with their beliefs.
They have gone so far to blame Hindus for the violence that
occurs in India among other religious groups, as if Hindu
non-violence should be capable of ending violence in other people,
even without their cooperation