In his first visit to UAE, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on January 11 addressed the Indian diaspora in Dubai.
Soon after, a video clip of his speech started doing rounds on Social media.
In the clip, Rahul Gandhi is seen saying that ‘Gandhi Ji picked up the idea of ‘non-violence’ not just from ancient Indian philosophy, but also Islam.’
The video instantly went viral and was shared extensively.
India’s Rahul Gandhi claims Gandhi Ji picked up the idea of ‘non-violence’ not just from ancient Indian philosophy, but also Islam. He takes Vote-bank politics to a new low. pic.twitter.com/rn9Vcp4eKC
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) January 13, 2019
“Mahatma Gandhi picked up the idea of Non-Violence” from Ancient Indian Philosophy…from Islam” – #RahulGandhiInDubai
चुप कर जा पगले, हँसा-हंसा कर मार डालेगा क्या? मतलब कुछ भी..?
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— Meera Singh (@meeraremi11) January 13, 2019
😉Rahul Gandhi claims Mahatma Gandhi picked up the idea of ‘non-violence’ not just from ancient Indian philosophy, but from Islam. He takes Vote-bank politics to a new low. pic.twitter.com/JSDZHeUK5V
— PPM (@The_PalMahla) January 14, 2019
The video clip that is being circulated is not the entire clip. Here’s the full speech –
At -37:01, Gandhi talks about the idea of non-violence. Here is the transcribe of the speech.
“In an environment of violence, of anger, and you see it everywhere, you see it in the United States, you see it in Europe, you see it in the Middle East. In an environment of anger, India has the answer. India has the blueprint to provide an answer, not just to India but to the entire planet. Non-violence is embedded inside our DNA. And it has been embedded not for 50 years. Mahatma Gandhi was a great exponent of non-violence. But Mahatma Gandhiji picked up the idea of non-violence from our great religions, from our great teachers. Mahatma Gandhi picked up the idea of non-violence from ancient Indian philosophy, from Islam, from Christianity, from Judaism, from every great religion where it is clearly written that violence will not help anyone achieve anything.
However, only a line has been picked up and is being circulated with a misleading claim.
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