Following were basic beliefs of assertive nationalists.
They wanted their country to have complete freedom without slightest interference of foreigners.
They were ready to do anything to relieve their country of slavery.
Instead of forming groups and assemblies to work politically against the foreign rule, they decided to work solitary and non-politically.
They believed in achieving freedom quickly by showing their power to foreign rule.
They believed in using agitation and violence as weapons against the prevailing rule.
They were strict and believed in using violence against violence and peace against peace.
They were called extremists due to revolutionary activities they carried out in protest against foreign rule.