US lawmaker compares Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi

Source: TOI

WASHINGTON: A senior lawmaker from President Barack Obama’s Democratic party has compared US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, saying the controversial whistleblower was engaged in a “non-violent” act of “civil disobedience”.

John Lewis, one of America’s most revered civil rights leaders, says Snowden, who has come in for some harsh criticism from Obama Administration for leaking details of classified surveillance programmes, was continuing the tradition of civil disobedience.

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