Is the concept of non-violence still applicable?

Is the concept of non-violence still applicable?

Depending on the issue or foe we are up against, we may choose to use violence or non-violence. Nonviolence is the way to go if we want to stop fighting and coexist, but if we don’t, then we need to start an armed movement.

We come from a nation with a long tradition of nonviolence and peace in the struggle for freedom. Well, it must be acknowledged that the journey to this emancipation was not all about peace. Numerous martyrs who may not have had their names inscribed in gold gave their lives for us. We frequently choose the nonviolent route to meet our needs and make our requests. But frequently, it ends up being impractical.

One wonders if Gandhiji’s nonviolent approach would still be applicable in light of recent events occurring all across the world. Is it time for us to reconsider our tactics and put more of an emphasis on nonviolent measures, or is revenge still the best course of action for handling today’s crises?

Why is it not relevant?

If the tiger has your head in its mouth, you cannot reason with it. Between the strong and the weak, there cannot be fair bargaining.

There is no peaceful way to deal with Pakistan’s ceasefire violations, the militants China trains and supports in the northeast, and the terrorists coming from POK to Kashmir or operating from POK itself. We should communicate with those who threaten our peace in the language they choose, as we are under no obligation to win their hearts. The Indian Defense Forces must instill such a strong sense of dread in foreign terrorists that they will shudder at the mere thought of hurting Indians.

Why is non-violence still viable?

Instead of boosting the number of security personnel, the government should prioritize educational and medical infrastructure. By being hostile and stifling their voices with force, one cannot win their hearts.

The international community is making a concerted effort to stop violence while striving to resolve disputes between nations through discussion. The emphasis on nonviolence has prevented a third world war from occurring yet.

We can influence criminals to change through nonviolence as well. Our society may be improved by using jails as a place for reformation and implementing nonviolent change there.

No matter the circumstances, Gandhiji’s famous quote, “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind,” serves as a reminder of the value of nonviolence.