‘Gandhi, Nehru inspired others about democracy’

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Ms. Hochul said that we also learn from celebrating many languages ​​and religions. By 1.2 billion people, but it is also a statement of one community rising, one world rising….reports Asian Lite News

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on Tuesday that Indian leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru inspired Dr Martin Luther King, among others, about democracy and non-violence.

During the address at the Queens Museum event to celebrate the Indian Independence Day, Ms. Hochul added that India and the US stand firmly with a common understanding of how to reject colonial rule, NDTV reported.

“It is 75 years since India liberated itself from the colonial yoke and people were able to walk that path towards true democracy,” the NDTC report quoted Ms. Hochul as saying.

“In the United States, we share a common understanding of how to reject colonial rule, embrace democracy, and promote our shared democratic values ​​of inclusion, pluralism, equality, freedom of speech, and of course, freedom. Strong. Religion. So these are the values ​​that bind us together – India, the United States. It’s common and we learn from each other,” she added.

Ms. Hochul said that we also learn from celebrating many languages ​​and religions. By 1.2 billion people, but it is also a statement of one community rising, one world rising.

Meanwhile, New York Governor on Monday thanked the trooper who arrested novelist Salman Rushdie’s attacker during an event in the Western New York state.

Gov Hochul and New York State Police (NYSP) Kevin P Bruen were in Chautauqua following Friday’s attack on author Salman Rushdie.

“Governor Kathy Hochul and NYSP Superintendent Kevin P Bruen at @chq Sunday following Friday’s attack on author Salman Rushdie. Governor Hochul thanking the Trooper who arrested the suspect for his quick actions, as well as others who also assisted,” tweeted NYSP.

Renowned author Rushdie, who faced death threats over his book ‘The Satanic Verses’, was stabbed on stage in Western New York state.

The Booker prize-winning author was attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York state.

Rushdie has suffered years of death threats over his book ‘The Satanic Verses’ which was severely criticised by Islamic clerics.

Earlier, a bounty of as high as USD 3 million was also declared for anyone who kills Rushdie.

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