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Friday, May 28, 2010

No Nobel Peace Prize for Mahathma Gandhi Why?

Mahatma Gandhi, one of the more controversial omissions from the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee confirmed that Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Peace Prize in 1937-39, 1947 and a few days before he was murdered in January 1948. Later members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee expressed regret that he was not given the prize. In 1948, the year of Gandhi's death, the Nobel Committee declined to award a prize on the Norwegian grounds that "there was no suitable living candidate" that year. Later, when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi." Other high profile individuals with widely recognised contributions to peace have been missed out. As well as Gandhi, Foreign Policy lists Eleanor Roosevelt, Václav Havel, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Sari Nusseibeh, Corazon Aquino and Liu Xiaobo as people who "never won the prize, but should have

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