Why do some people hate Mahatma Gandhi?

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John d'souza asked 25-Nov-2017 in History, Politics & Society by John d'souza

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Vishal Kesarwani answered 05-Dec-2017 by Vishal Kesarwani
A counter question to you who don’t have haters? There are billions of people in the world and only in India there are more than 1.2 billion. It’s very obvious that thinking and perception of each and every person are never going to match. It really doesn’t matter how rich a person was publically or how great figure he was to a nation.  
Why do some people hate Mahatma Gandhi?
It’s true that there are numerous of people who don’t think the same way about Mahatma Gandhi the way we do. In our history textbooks, Gandhi Ji is projected as some sort of god who liberated India from the British. According to official history narratives, proper Independence movement started and ended with Gandhi.
His wane in influence is never taken into account. Yes, it is true that in the 1920s and up to Civil Disobedience Movement, Gandhi was the most popular leader. However, he soon started losing his popularity.

This brainwashing continued throughout the 20th century. However, with the advent of the Internet, people have access to the truth at the click of a mouse. They see Gandhi for the person he is a contributor to India’s freedom movement just like Subash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar, Rabindranath Tagore, Jinnah(not to us Indians, but to Pakistanis at least).
Why do some people hate Mahatma Gandhi?
People are just against the extra importance given to Gandhi. Most of us respect him. We just want a fairer official narrative of history and not an emotional one propagated in 1948. The biggest reason for which he is disliked is India and Pakistan partition tragedy. Most of the people didn’t want a partition. It’s disheartening that most of the issues which occur in our country are just because of that partition.

Although he was a great figure a nation could ever have and contributed and sacrificed the most for the freedom of our country and that’s what truth is, people will always be talking positive and negative about him that can’t be stopped. He will always be praised for the type of person he was.

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind-  Mahatma Gandhi
"So stay positive and spread positivity"
UTKARSHASINGHROUL commented 19-Apr-2019 by UTKARSHASINGHROUL
Thank You for such a positive thought.
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