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Message To America, April 5, 1930
I know I have countless friends in America who are in deep sympathy with this struggle but mere sympathy will avail me nothing. What is wanted is concrete expression of public opinion in favour of India's inherent right to independence and complete approval of the absolutely nonviolent means adopted by the Indian National Congress.13 In all humility but in perfect truth I claim that if we attain our end through nonviolent means India will have delivered a message for the world.
[This message was given at Dandi, during the Salt March, to S.A. Brelvi, editor of The Bombay Chronicle and correspondent of the Eastern News and Press Agency, New York.]