Hundreds of followers of the late Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi are walking across western India to re-enact his 1930 march for independence.
The Italian-born president of India's governing Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, launched the march on Saturday, marking the day the Indian leader began the historic walk 75-years ago to protest the British monopoly on salt production.
Mr. Gandhi's great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi, who is leading the march, says he hopes the walk will remind Indians that it was non-violence that brought them independence from British rule.
The 380-kilometer march will retrace the exact route Mohandas Gandhi took -- starting in the western city of Ahmedabad and ending 24 days later in the southern coastal town of Dandi.
Historians attribute the salt march with forcing Britain to open formal talks, leading to independence in 1947.