UN chief invokes Gandhi for peaceful resolution of disputes

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/PTI) — Invoking the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on “International Day of Non-Violence”, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked nations to resort to peaceful dialogue for settling disputes and to end violence, including that meted out towards women.

Commemorating the day, celebrated at the UN on Gandhi’s birth anniversary yesterday, Ban said Gandhi’s legacy of non-violence still resonates and he showed the power of peacefully opposing oppression, injustice and hatred.