Gandhi had to face various forms of racial and color prejudice and he would not tolerate it. He took a momentous decision to fight the color discrimination even at the cost of not returning to India after the present assignment was over.
It was how he founded the Natal Indian Congress, which he wanted to use as the platform for his fight against racial discriminations. He was the first Indian to enroll as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Natal. He took up the cause of the Indians in South Africa.
He returned to India in 1896 in order to fight and popularize the cause of the Indians in South Africa. And he launched an agitation for the Indians in South Africa. Traveling through important cities like Bombay, Madras, Calcutta and Poona, he told his countrymen about the grievances of the Indians in South Africa. He then traveled back to South Africa with his wife and kids.