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Prime Minister Boris Johnson begins India trip at independence hero Gandhi's ashram

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in India Thursday and began his visit with a trip to Sabarmati ashram, once the home of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, where he was invited to sit cross-legged and work a wooden spinning wheel. The tool was once vital to the local textile industry and championed by Gandhi as a symbol of resistance to Britain's colonial rule of India.