A freedom fighter is a person who thinks his native ethnic group is not free, and is working to have freedom for his group. Most often this means in that a freedom fighter wants his people to have own nation and independency and/or to get rid of oppressors. People who think like this are said to think in a nationalist way.
Freedom fighter is a relativistic term - this means a person decides by his or her point of view if he call some persons or groups freedom fighters or not. Freedom fighter is a positive term - this means that he or she calls a person "freedom fighter" only if he or she supports the goals of the freedom fighter. If people do not support his goals, they probably use more negative terms like insurgent, terrorist, rebel or criminal. Freedom fighters are often called terrorists by their opponents if they hurt civilians. However not all freedom fighters hurt civilians. Some freedom fighters damage the opposing military. Some freedom fighters damage property - this is called sabotage. There are also freedom fighters who do not use violence at all. For example the Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.
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I like all freedom fighters those fought for the freedom of our country. But I like five of them in particular. First, I like Mahatma Gandhi. He was a great worshipper of truth and non-violence and used Satyagraha as his weapon to spearhead a non-violent movement.
He is known for his Non- Cooperative Movement, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement. Secondly, I like Lokmanya Tilak. He is known as the father of Indian political unrest. He aroused the Indian people against the cruel foreign rule. His well-known words are ‘Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it.’
Thirdly, I like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He was not satisfied with the peaceful Gandhian way. He was in favor of giving a fight to the British rulers to attain Independence. He led the Indian National Army against the English. Some of his famous uttering are: ‘Delhi Chalo’ and ‘Give me your blood and I’ll give you freedom’.
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Fourthly, I like Lala Lajpat Rai. He is known as the Lion of Punjab. He was one of the extremist trio-Bal-Pal-Lal. He opposed the Simon Commission tooth and nail and even lost his life having been fatally assaulted by a cruel British police officer.
Fifthly, I like Jawaharlal Nehru. He belonged to a very rich family, but he gave up all comforts for the sake of freedom of India. He spent the prime of his life in British jails. He rightly became the first Prime Minister of India after India attained Independence.