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Idea of non-violence under attack in India: Rahul Gandhi

'Hatred,anger and violence can destroy us, the politics of polarisation is very dangerous,' said Gandhi.? Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2017, 02.44 AM (IST)

Rahul Gandhi has said the idea of non-violence is under attack today in India. 

Gandhi was making a speech at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Gandhi is on a two-week tour to the US. 

But, Gandhi added, the idea of of non-violence is the only idea that can take humanity forward. 

"Hatred,anger and violence can destroy us, the politics of polarisation is very dangerous," said Gandhi. 

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Gandhi also spoke about the 1984 Sikh riots which broke out after the assassination of his grandmother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards. 

"I am with them in their quest for justice," he said of the riot victims. "Violence against anybody I strongly condemn," he added. 

"I lost my father, my grandmother to violence, if I don't understand violence then who will?" Gandhi said. 

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He also spoke about dynasty. 

"Most of the country runs like this," he said, "so don't go after me."  

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"Akhilesh Yadav a dynast, Mr Stalin a dynast, Mr Dhumal's son a dynast," he said. 

And he spoke about demonetisation, saying the decision was taken without consulting Parliament and that it caused tremendous damage. 

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