A votary of ahimsa therefore remains true to his faith if
the spring of all his actions is compassion, if he shuns to
the best of his ability the destruction of the tiniest crea-
ture, tries to save it, and thus incessantly strives to be
free from the deadly coil of himsa.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi, from his
A nonviolent resistance campaign is defined as an organized, purposeful action designed to use nonviolence to accomplish process, achievement, and ultimate goals. Nonviolent resistance campaigns are usually organized on a geographic- or issue-oriented basis. Gandhi often launched his campaigns against untouchability. His Salt March focused on a singular issue also, namely, challenging the British over whether Indians had the right to make their own salt. Similarly, Gandhi's fasts, which were designed to pressure Indians (not the British) into changing their ways, were also issueoriented campaigns. But his nonviolent resistance campaigns in Champaran and Bardoli, India, were restricted to those geographic regions. King's Montgomery Bus Boycott was organized on geographic lines. That nonviolent resistance occurred only in Montgomery, Alabama, and focused only on Montgomery's city buses.