Q. What would be the treatment meted out to criminals in Free India in the light of your non-violence?
A. In independent India of the non-violent type, there will be crime
but no criminals. They will not be punished. Crime is a disease like
any other malady and is a product of the prevalent social system.
Therefore, all crime including murder will be treated as a disease.
Whether such an India will ever come into being is another question.
New Delhi, 28-4-'46