The Hindu Mahasabha has come out all guns blazing and targeted the BJP and RSS for destroying Nathuram Godse’s legacy. Yes, you read that right. We now live in a country where an organisation is aggrieved for taking away its bragging rights for assassinating someone of the stature of Mahatma Gandhi.
Just two days ago the SC appointed amicus curiae Amarendra Sharan, to look into recent documents of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, which show that Gandhi was killed by a fourth bullet by an unknown person and that this information never came to light.
Pankaj Phadnis, a researcher and trustee of Abhinav Bharat, filed the petition. Abhinav Bharat is inspired by Vinayak Savarkar, an accused in the assassination of Gandhi who was later acquitted.
Hindu Mahasabha national VP Ashok Sharma said, “Both BJP and RSS owe their existence to the ideology conceived by Hindu Mahasabha and they know that it is only this outfit which can expose the mask these two organisations wear today.
Besides, since Mahasabha’s identity is inseparable from Nathuram Godse’s, they are trying to create some doubt over his role in the assassination to deny him the credit. They know that Mahasabha will be marginalised without Godse.”
These statements show a lack of respect for the father of the nation and how some fringe groups are disillusioned with the history of modern India. While these groups have always been a part of the Indian political landscape, reining them in is necessary because such statements have the potential to snowball into communal violence.
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