Mahatma Ghandi created the Indian congress party, using peaceful methods of protest and demonstrations called pacifism. He did things such as hunger strikes, to prove his point and gain respect from people. He was a strong believer that Muslims and Hindus could live peacefully amongst one another without the use of violence. Jawaharlal Hehru declared independence for India on January 26th, 1930. Through his hunger strikes, he was able to draw attention to their independence with the rest of the world. Ghandi protested against the British tax on salt, and walked from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi Gujarat to obtain salt. By doing this he gained a lot of respect from many people who became his followers, as well as gaining a lot of support from the media. This event goes down in history as one of the most memorable movements across India and the world. Unforunately, Ghandi was assassinated which was a stepping stone to Nehru becoming Prime Minister.