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Has Saadhvi sinned by extolling Godse?

Dt: 27/5/19

 

 

Has Saadhvi sinned by extolling Godse?

-Dr T.H. Chowdary

 

Bhagat Singh and Madan Lal Dhingra who assassinated the   hated British were not called terrorists; they were  hailed as  martyrs. Muslims in India  did not call Abdul Rashid who assassinated Swami Sradhanand in Dec 1926, a terrorist. Dravida Khazhagam leaders and ranks hung garlands of  chappals around Lord Rama’s idols and so insulted millions of  Hindus. Throughout history some were heroes to some but the same were traitors  to other  people. Is not Dr Ambedkar  who was abused and belittled in his  life time, now revered and celebrated more than Gandhi and Nehru?

 

2. Nathuram Godse killed Gandhiji .

 

·         Because Gandhiji by undertaking a fast compelled  the  government of  India to remit Rs. 56 cr to Pakistan even while it was engaged  in a war of aggression against India in Kashmir;

·         Because Gandhiji was demanding that the  government of  India should forcibly evict the  Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan who were  taking shelter in abandoned mosques in Delhi;

 

·         Because Gandhiji was asking the Hindu and Sikh refugees who have somehow reached  Delhi  and are  without accommodation  and food and work to go back to  Pakistan, even as  the prospect is that they will be butchered, their  properties having already been  looted and taken possession of  by Pakistan’s Muslims .

 

·         Because Gandhji once said ,  “vivisect me before you vivisect India and even as late as in March 1947 Gandhiji insisted  , “ If Congress wishes  to  accept   the partition it  will be  over  my dead body. So Congress  will never agree to the partition of India”  and yet he pleaded with  Congressmen ( like JP, Lohia,Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan) in th  AICC meeting in Delhi in June 1947 to accept partition.  

 

·         Because even as the  refugees from Pakistan were shouting,  “Gandhi ko marne do;  hamko makan do” (let Gandhi die   give us shelter “. Gandhij was calling upon  the government of India  to forcibly  evict the  refugees who  were taking shelter in mosques and buildings  vacated by Muslims in Delhi  .

 

·         Because  Gandhiji was undertaking  “fast unto death” , to make Delhi safe for Muslims even as  lakhs of  Hindus and Sikhs were being driven out of Pakistan . 

 

·         Because Gandhiji was advising Hindus to get killed gladly by Moslems –“ Hindus  should not harbor anger in their  hearts against Muslims. Even if the Muslims want to kill us all, we should face death bravely. If they established their rule after  killing Hindus, we should be ushering a new world by sacrificing our lives….If we die with a smile we shall enter into a new life; we shall be ushering in a new India!  (Prayer meeting in New Delhi April 6, 1947.CWMG Vol 94, page 249).  Further, if one reads Godse’s long speech  at his trial, he will find Gandhiji would make Hindus unfree in Independent India.  

 

 

 

 

 

·         Because Gandhiji was urging Muslim votaries of  division of  India not to migrate to the  Islamic state of Pakistan they rioted to create;

 

·         Godse and two of his associates were sentenced to be hanged to death . Their appeal  was heard  by the Punjab High Court . The  bench  consisted of  Justices  Bhandari, Achru Ram and  G D Khosla.   The death sentence on Narayan D. Apte, NathuramV Godse  and Vishnu R Karkare was confirmed.  Yet Js G D Khosla observed,  “….had the  audience  of that day in the High Court been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse’ appeal, they would have brought  in a verdict of  “not guilty”.

 

3. The most venerated khilafat leader whom Gandhiji called brother, Maulana Mohammed Ali publicly denigrated Gandhiji ,  however pure Mr Gandhi’s character may be he must appear from the  point of view of religion, inferior to any Musalaman, even though he be without  character

 

Dr B.R. Ambedkar wrote to Sharada alias Laxmi Kabir who later became his wife, following Gandhiji’s assassination. In that letter, dated 8 February 1948, Dr B R Ambedkar said that Gandhiji should have not met his death at the  hand of an assasin.  Then he went  on:

 

"Mr. Gandhi had become a positive danger to his country.  He had choked all the thoughts.  He was holding together the Congress which is a combination of all the bad and self-seeking elements in society who agreed on no social or moral principle governing the life of society except the one of praising and  flattering Mr Gandhi.  Such a body is unfit to govern the country….

 

And the Bible says that something good comes  out of evil, so also I think that good will come out of the  death of Mr. Gandhi.  He will release  people from bondage to superman, It will make them think for themselves and it will compel them to stand on their own merits.

 

And to that, he added: “My real enemy has gone, thank goodness, the eclipse is over”

Source: A Reporter At Large ( page 238/239) by M V Kamat

 

 

Communists showered abuses on Gandhiji as a lackey of capitalists  and a Hindu communalist.


4.     Why did Krishna contrive to kill Bhishma and  Drona? Was Krishna a terrorist?  One need not silence or criminalise Saadhvi Pragna Singh for her view of Godse or Gandhiji.  People with more information and knowledge    and history in course of time will evaluate every person of eminence, patriot or traitor, differently. Mao Tse Tung famously said, “ let different schools of  contend” .

 

5. Gandhjji and  Godse; Gorbachev and Stalin; Deng Tsio Ping and Mao Tse Tung; Ram Manohar Lohia and Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr Ambedkar and Sardar Patel will be  differently judged by different people.  Hero worship should be avoided, by the  wise at least.

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 *Padma Sree awardee:2017; Chairman, Pragna Bharati; Director, CTMS

Fellow, TCS; Convener, Bharatiya Dharma Rakshana Samakhya

Former: IT Advisor, GOAP; Founder CMD, VSNL

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