Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"By birth I am a Vaishnavite [a follower of Vishnu], and was taught Ahimsa in my childhood... In its negative form, it [Ahimsa] means not injuring any living being, whether by body or mind. I may not therefore hurt the person of any wrong-doer, or bear any ill will to him and so cause him mental suffering."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Leader, campaign for Indian independence from British colonial rule
Leader, Quit India Movement, 1942
Leader, Salt Satyagraha (non-violent protest of British salt tax), 1930
Presided over the Belgaum Congress, Dec. 1924
Started 21 day fast for Hindu-Muslim unity, Sep. 17, 1924
Founder, Satyagraha Ashram, 1915
Founder and Editor, Indian Opinion, 1904
Founder, Transvaal British India Association, 1903
Joined Ambulance Corps during Boer War, Oct. 17, 1899
Founder, Natal Indian Congress, Aug. 22, 1894
Lawyer, South Africa, 1893
Admitted to the British bar, 1891
LLB, University College, London
Born Oct. 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India; died Jan. 30, 1948