What if Mahatma Gandhi had Twitter and internet?
Port-of-Spain: "What would have happened if Mahatma Gandhi had technology like internet, Skype, Twitter, email and Facebook to counter the British Raj," a Trinidad and Tobago minister asked during an event to mark India's Independence Day.
Minister of Communications Jamal Mohammed called for tolerance in society, similar to the one applied by Mahatma Gandhi in his quest for Indian Independence.
Asking what would happen if Gandhi had access to new technology like internet and Skype, he said: "Can you imagine that scenario, and yet he changed the course of human history He used the power of the tongue by passing the word to each one."
He was addressing a gathering at the Independence Day celebrations of India and Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday.
Trinidad and Tobago's Indian diaspora consists of 44% of the population of 1.3 million people.
He said: "Gandhi tolerated all forms of religious, cultural, social or political adversities, and maintained his focus on the achievement of India's Independence."