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India's Modi marks Gandhi's historic South African ride

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday marked a historic South African train journey by Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi that ended up shaping the fate of both countries.

Modi's train ride commemorated the incident in which a young Gandhi in 1893 was ejected from a South African train when he refused an order to move from a first-class carriage because of his race.

The encounter influenced Gandhi's decision to resist racial segregation and other injustices with nonviolent protest, first while living in South Africa and then in India.

Saturday's train ride, with Modi sitting in a wood-paneled car with local officials, was under heavy security....