Swaraj

Self-rule movement in India

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Swarฤj can mean generally self-governance or "self-rule", and was used synonymously with "home-rule" by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati and later on by Mohandas Gandhi, but the word usually refers to Gandhi's concept for Indian independence from foreign domination. Swaraj lays stress on governance, not by a hierarchical government, but by self governance through individuals and community building. The focus is on political decentralisation. Since this is against the political and social systems followed by Britain, Gandhi's concept of Swaraj advocated India's discarding British political, economic, bureaucratic, legal, military, and educational institutions. S. Satyamurti, Chittaranjan Das and Motilal Nehru were among a contrasting group of Swarajists who laid the foundation for parliamentary democracy in India.

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Swaraj, Chaudhry engage in war of words on Twitter
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The spat started after Sushma Swaraj sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls. Swaraj tweeted..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 22 hours ago

Swaraj arrived arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit, the first full-fledged bilateral trip from India to the island nation after the government of President..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

In a special gesture, Swaraj was received at the airport by her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid and Foreign Secretary Abdul Mohamed, External Affairs..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Sushma Swaraj will visit Maldives on Sunday, the first visit by a foreign minister after a new government was sworn in.
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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