why did Gandhi protest against the delay in the trial?

The delay which Gandhi was protesting against concerned the case regarding the trouble that he had caused in relation to the peasants. He had gotten into trouble with the authorities while helping the peasants and their spontaneous demonstration in thousands around the courthouse kick-started their liberation from fear of the British. The officials felt powerless without Gandhi's cooperation and he helped them regulate the crowd. Gandhi was polite and friendly, he was a living example of the challenge to the British administrators. The government was baffled and the prosecutor requested the judge to postpone the trial as they wished to consult their superiors. This was the delay that Gandhi protested against. He read a statement pleading guilt and that he was involved leading to a case of conflict of duties. That of being a lawbreaker when he had come to render humanitarian or national service. He disregarded the order to leave not for want of respect for lawful authority but in obedience to the higher law of being or the voice of conscience. He asked for the penalty due and the magistrate announced that he would pronounce sentence after a two-hour recess. Then he asked Gandhi to furnish bail for those 120 minutes to which Gandhi refused. The judge released him without bail and when the court reconvened, the judge said he would not deliver the judgement for several days which meant Gandhi was at liberty.

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