On 30th January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi, our nation’s leader was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse an activist with Hindu national organizations. He shot Gandhi three times in the chest at point-blank range.
Living in a democratic nation, every citizen is given the right to voice their opinions and beliefs. However, some have criticized this act by Godse while some have cited him in a fair light.
The Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha has decided to launch a YouTube channel dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse.
Several saffron outfits, including the Mahasabha, hail Godse as their hero have been glorifying him for decades. BJP MP Pragya Thakur raised hell in 2019 when she referred to the assassin as “deshbhakt”.
Hindu Mahasabha spokesman Abhishek Agarwal believes that the younger generation is very active on social media, so to extend knowledge about the assassin and also the reasons behind the assassination, they will be using the social media platform – YouTube by launching a channel on Nathuram Godse.
Just a few days after Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, twitter got flooded with the trending new topic of Nathuram Godse.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, “we know who has enabled this trend & whose face is hypocritically masked. I have no doubt Gandhi’s India will prevail over Godse’s.”
Meanwhile, Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra said that this “was another attempt by some Hindu outfits to demolish Gandhi’s ideology and sully his image by glorifying Godse.”
“Gandhi’s ideology runs in the DNA of India and its people. Efforts to glorify the likes of Godse will never succeed and the ruling party should rein in such elements,” she added.