"Vedanta, therefore, does not allow you to shirk your
responsibility, to be inactive or to bow down before the tyrant if
your cause is right or just. Your inertness, indolence or tolerance
will further encourage the tyrant in his acts of terrorism or
despotism. Vedanta expects you to stick to your righteous duty with
fearlessness, but with honesty, truthfulness, love for all and
hatred for none."
Unfortunately the non-violence practiced in modern India is
generally associated with a policy of appeasement, particularly of
religious minorities. Appeasing minorities can never result in their
pacification or integration into a society (though it may
temporarily gain their votes). It can only result in them asking for
more special privileges and resorting to greater agitation to get
them. It grants advantage to their special identity, which must
strengthen their sense of being separate.