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They wear pink saris and go after corrupt officials and boorish men with sticks and axes.
The several hundred vigilante women of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state's Banda area proudly call themselves the "gulabi gang" (pink gang), striking fear in the hearts of wrongdoers and earning the grudging respect of officials.
The pink women of Banda shun political parties and NGOs because, in the words of their feisty leader, Sampat Pal Devi, "they are always looking for kickbacks
Originally posted by The Walking Fox
Peaceful movements are now ignored by the oppressors, while skillful propaganda makes those protestors who end up brutalized seem to "deserve it" before the lens of the masses. Mohandas and Martin's tactics are largely ineffective these days.
Originally posted by IAF101
That is absolutely not true. I would actually say that violent methods have failed gloriously in all parts of the world to bring about change. Violent methods have only caused more damage and harm to the oppressed than before. The classic examples are Palestine and Kashmir. No amount of violence has been able to make them acheive their goals. It has only brought them defeat. But non-violent methods have brought more change and toppled more powerful adversaries than any violent revolution. Gandhi defeated the British Empire and King defeated White supremacists in America.
Even if you take Ann Sung Ki, she has accomplished a lot and brought a lot of the people to the banner of freedom. And despite the brutality of the government and the people they are still continuing. There is massive international support for her and her cause because she is fighting the right way, the dignified way and when they do acheive their goals on their own their victory will be greater than the sweetest victory we will know. Fighting fire with fire is foolish, it will only burn everybody.