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Why I Killed Gandhi

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Nathuram Godse was arrested immediately after he assassinated Gandhiji, based on a F. I. R. filed by Nandlal Mehta at the Tughlak Road Police station at Delhi . The trial, which was held in camera, began on May 27, 1948 and concluded on February 10, 1949. He was sentenced to death.

An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favour and the sentence was upheld. The statement that you are about to read is the last made by Godse before the Court on the May 5, 1949.

Such was the power and eloquence of this statement that one of the judges, G. D. Khosla, later wrote, “I have, however, no doubt that had the audience of that day been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse’s appeal, they would have brought a verdict of ‘not Guilty’ by an overwhelming majority”

godseWHY I KILLED GANDHI

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America and Russia . Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the molding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan , my Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.

Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak, Gandhiji’s influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or enlightened person could object to those slogans. In fact there is nothing new or original in them.. They are implicit in every constitutional public movement. But it is nothing but a mere dream if you imagine that the bulk of mankind is, or can ever become, capable of scrupulous adherence to these lofty principles in its normal life from day to day.

Jinnah_GandhiIn fact, honour, duty and love of one’s own kith and kin and country might often compel us to disregard non-violence and to use force. I could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is unjust. I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the Ramayana] Rama killed Ravana in a tumultuous fight and relieved Sita.. [In the Mahabharata], Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness; and Arjuna had to fight and slay quite a number of his friends and relations including the revered Bhishma because the latter was on the side of the aggressor. It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama, Krishna and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed a total ignorance of the springs of human action.

In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny in India . It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his own life. In condemning history’s towering warriors like Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots, Gandhiji has merely exposed his self-conceit. He was, paradoxical as it may appear, a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and non-violence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji and the Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen for ever for the freedom they brought to them.

The accumulating provocation of thirty-two years, culminating in his last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the existence of Gandhi should be brought to an end immediately. Gandhi had done very good in South Africa to uphold the rights and well-being of the Indian community there. But when he finally returned to India he developed a subjective mentality under which he alone was to be the final judge of what was right or wrong. If the country wanted his leadership, it had to accept his infallibility; if it did not, he would stand aloof from the Congress and carry on his own way.

godseAgainst such an attitude there can be no halfway house. Either Congress had to surrender its will to his and had to be content with playing second fiddle to all his eccentricity, whimsicality, metaphysics and primitive vision, or it had to carry on without him. He alone was the Judge of everyone and every thing; he was the master brain guiding the civil disobedience movement; no other could know the technique of that movement. He alone knew when to begin and when to withdraw it. The movement might succeed or fail, it might bring untold disaster and political reverses but that could make no difference to the Mahatma’s infallibility. ‘A Satyagrahi can never fail’ was his formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody except himself knew what a Satyagrahi is. Thus, the Mahatma became the judge and jury in his own cause. These childish insanities and obstinacies, coupled with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty character made Gandhi formidable and irresistible.

Many people thought that his politics were irrational but they had either to withdraw from the Congress or place their intelligence at his feet to do with as he liked. In a position of such absolute irresponsibility Gandhi was guilty of blunder after blunder, failure after failure, disaster after disaster. Gandhi’s pro-Muslim policy is blatantly in his perverse attitude on the question of the national language of India . It is quite obvious that Hindi has the most prior claim to be accepted as the premier language. In the beginning of his career in India , Gandhi gave a great impetus to Hindi but as he found that the Muslims did not like it, he became a champion of what is called Hindustani.. Everybody in India knows that there is no language called Hindustani; it has no grammar; it has no vocabulary. It is a mere dialect, it is spoken, but not written. It is a bastard tongue and cross-breed between Hindi and Urdu, and not even the Mahatma’s sophistry could make it popular. But in his desire to please the Muslims he insisted that Hindustani alone should be the national language of India . His blind followers, of course, supported him and the so-called hybrid language began to be used. The charm and purity of the Hindi language was to be prostituted to please the Muslims. All his experiments were at the expense of the Hindus.

From August 1946 onwards the private armies of the Muslim League began a massacre of the Hindus. The then Viceroy, Lord Wavell, though distressed at what was happening, would not use his powers under the Government of India Act of 1935 to prevent the rape, murder and arson. The Hindu blood began to flow from Bengal to Karachi with some retaliation by the Hindus. The Interim Government formed in September was sabotaged by its Muslim League members right from its inception, but the more they became disloyal and treasonable to the government of which they were a part, the greater was Gandhi’s infatuation for them. Lord Wavell had to resign as he could not bring about a settlement and he was succeeded by Lord Mountbatten. King Log was followed by King Stork. The Congress which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism secretly accepted Pakistan literally at the point of the bayonet and abjectly surrendered to Jinnah. India was vivisected and one-third of the Indian territory became foreign land to us from August 15, 1947.

Lord Mountbatten came to be described in Congress circles as the greatest Viceroy and Governor-General this country ever had. The official date for handing over power was fixed for June 30, 1948, but Mountbatten with his ruthless surgery gave us a gift of vivisected India ten months in advance. This is what Gandhi had achieved after thirty years of undisputed dictatorship and this is what Congress party calls ‘freedom’ and ‘peaceful transfer of power’. The Hindu-Muslim unity bubble was finally burst and a theocratic state was established with the consent of Nehru and his crowd and they have called ‘freedom won by them with sacrifice’ – whose sacrifice? When top leaders of Congress, with the consent of Gandhi, divided and tore the country – which we consider a deity of worship – my mind was filled with direful anger.

One of the conditions imposed by Gandhi for his breaking of the fast unto death related to the mosques in Delhi occupied by the Hindu refugees. But when Hindus in Pakistan were subjected to violent attacks he did not so much as utter a single word to protest and censure the Pakistan Government or the Muslims concerned. Gandhi was shrewd enough to know that while undertaking a fast unto death, had he imposed for its break some condition on the Muslims in Pakistan , there would have been found hardly any Muslims who could have shown some grief if the fast had ended in his death. It was for this reason that he purposely avoided imposing any condition on the Muslims. He was fully aware of from the experience that Jinnah was not at all perturbed or influenced by his fast and the Muslim League hardly attached any value to the inner voice of Gandhi.

gandhiGandhi is being referred to as the Father of the Nation. But if that is so, he had failed his paternal duty inasmuch as he has acted very treacherously to the nation by his consenting to the partitioning of it. I stoutly maintain that Gandhi has failed in his duty. He has proved to be the Father of Pakistan. His inner-voice, his spiritual power and his doctrine of non-violence of which so much is made of, all crumbled before Jinnah’s iron will and proved to be powerless. Briefly speaking, I thought to myself and foresaw I shall be totally ruined, and the only thing I could expect from the people would be nothing but hatred and that I shall have lost all my honour, even more valuable than my life, if I were to kill Gandhiji. But at the same time I felt that the Indian politics in the absence of Gandhiji would surely be proved practical, able to retaliate, and would be powerful with armed forces. No doubt, my own future would be totally ruined, but the nation would be saved from the inroads of Pakistan . People may even call me and dub me as devoid of any sense or foolish, but the nation would be free to follow the course founded on the reason which I consider to be necessary for sound nation-building.

After having fully considered the question, I took the final decision in the matter, but I did not speak about it to anyone whatsoever. I took courage in both my hands and I did fire the shots at Gandhiji on 30th January 1948, on the prayer-grounds of Birla House. I do say that my shots were fired at the person whose policy and action had brought rack and ruin and destruction to millions of Hindus. There was no legal machinery by which such an offender could be brought to book and for this reason I fired those fatal shots. I bear no ill will towards anyone individually but I do say that I had no respect for the present government owing to their policy which was unfairly favourable towards the Muslims. But at the same time I could clearly see that the policy was entirely due to the presence of Gandhi.

I have to say with great regret that Prime Minister Nehru quite forgets that his preachings and deeds are at times at variances with each other when he talks about India as a secular state in season and out of season, because it is significant to note that Nehru has played a leading role in the establishment of the theocratic state of Pakistan, and his job was made easier by Gandhi’s persistent policy of appeasement towards the Muslims. I now stand before the court to accept the full share of my responsibility for what I have done and the judge would, of course, pass against me such orders of sentence as may be considered proper. But I would like to add that I do not desire any mercy to be shown to me, nor do I wish that anyone else should beg for mercy on my behalf. My confidence about the moral side of my action has not been shaken even by the criticism levelled against it on all sides. I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.

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    • I feel pity on Mr Godse, he did such a great thing to the nation but we all have wrong thought about him. I remember from my school education teachers & parents taught us as if he is wrong guy. Truly he is a Hero as
      he said Gandhi or Nehru is not responsible for India’s freedom. Gandhi’s vision on India after Independence is a total mess. The mess was removed by Godse.

    • yeah It Was Lucky that This Gandhi was dealing with the Brits . If it was the Nazis who were in india , which of course Subash Bose was trying to woo to defeat the brits , We would have Concentration Camps in India to exterminate Hindus who were Too Non-Violent to resist . Indians as a Race would have ceased to Exist ! .. This is what This IDIOT Gandhi would have attained for his Non-Violence Ideas . As For The Other IDIOT Subhash Bose , Courting the Devil ( Hitler and Japan ) for that Matter is another Pathetic Story Altogether . He Invited japan to india to defeat the Brits .. yeah , after Japan conquers the Pacifists Non-Violent Indians and then send them to the Slace Camps . All Half Billion or more of them .. Brilliant !

      • You should read more and learn more about the life and thinking of Subhas Bose and the time he lived. The acts of Nazis were exposed only after their defeat. There were reasons behind his decision to take help from external powers to fight British. It can not be discussed in short but just think, at a time when Indians were considered cowards and even the Indians themselves could not belief that they can fight a war against the mighty British,Subash Bose single handedly raised an army made entirely of India soldiers and fought against British. It can be a subject of debate what would be the consequence if Japan won the war. But I will request you to research more before describing Subhas Bose merely an Idiot.

        • Dear Dhiman,
          Did you really think that Vikrant’s write-up did have any merit to be replied? He appears to be an uneducated spoiled brat who, God knows, might be in possession of some educational certificates, but surely without any true education or good bringing-up. However, I appreciate your gentle suggestion for the very “INTELLIGENT” man, Vikrant.

        • DHIMAN : I appreciate the way you have expressed your outrage in such controlled and elegant language.

          I usually do not enter into these; but after reading your very elegant comment, I HAD TO.

          I agree with the other person who said that such rants do not deserve any reply.

          My regards and best wishes to you for success

          Krishnan

    • The explanation given and views expressed shows his state of mind. Mahatma Gandhi followed the principles of Ahimsa to achieve Independence and the entire nation was behind him. During such greatest movements many issues may crop up and several hurdles are faced. That does not mean some one can commit such an inhuman crime against the greatest leader,the world ever has seen. Today the world believes there is no other weapon that is greater than Mahatma Gandhi’s “Ahimsa” .

      • What makes you think that Ahimsa is special?? Non-voilence is the only reason our Motherland has been suffering with blood and tears of brave Indians. Gandhi was like another fake guru of those times who wanted to satisfy his ego and befooling people like you. If a Lion sees a Stag has attacked its cubs, would the lion believe in so-called Ahimsa? You are such a fool. Bhagat singh, Tilak, Patel were the Lions of India but this oldie made Brits (stag) kill our brave soldiers just to win over other parties. How old are you man?. Grow up and fight for our Motherland. Respect Nathuram Godse for saving us at nick of time from those corrupted Nehru and Gandhi (my foot)…

      • The principles of Gandhiji are good and nothing is wrong when considered about a single man’s perspective about them,but they are not good when it comes to nation’s freedom………

        • No.Even from individual perspective non-violence can’t be always appreciated.Suppose one’s mother or daughter is molested;is it a gud idea to show non-violence that time or to retaliate?Similarly that time mother India was being molested and Gandhiji was asking for non-violence which was ridiculous and without a vision.

          • If only brute force is used to win a battle, then the one who has more brute strength will win. But being human beings (and not animals), brute force alone will obviously not be enough (even in a battle). Sometimes, withdrawal of force can work as a strategy. Not judging anyone here. Just being objective about this. Yes, you can pick a fight on a road, on a bus or a train, or a public space if a loved one was hooted at or attacked, but your retaliation cannot be a brainless suicidal act. Know what arms the attacker is carrying. See if he is physically stronger or weaker than you. Strategically call in support. Until then, if you can, then delay a confrontation. There is a reason why human beings are blessed with brains.

            • What ever the weaknesses or the faults committed by Gandhi Mr Godse had no right to kill him. Instead had he got guts, he ( Godse) should have killed Jinnah who had been considered a foe to the Hinduism and to Indians , but like a timid he killed his own country man by taking the law in his hands.

              • @malreddy
                Mr Jinnah was also Indian and Mr Godse’s “fellow countryman”.
                Its very ignorant to call Mr Jinnah non-Indian.

              • Gandhi was a fraud.
                Everyone who is in side of gandhi is a traitor and doesn’t have brain to think what is right and what is wrong. Gandhi was the major cause for division of India. Those people are such a fool who allowed to print gandhi’s photo on currency notes. RBI prints a traitor on every note which is a shame for every hindustani. Bhagat Singh was a real hero, real motherland’s blood was running in his veins which led him to die for his country. If gandhi wanted the death sentence could have been prevented for Bhagat, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

    • Though his thoughts are appriciable but to take law in hands & further taking someone,s life remains for away from the precious words positiveness………

      • Even when that person was responsible of the merciless killing of thousands of people? And by the way what option did Godse have? Should he have filed an FIR against Gandhi or went to a court for proving Gandhi was wrong and was responsible for the killing of Hindus? Who would have listened to him? When today, people cannot understand his point, would the people at that time would have understood it when they were such blind followers of Gandhi? Wouldn’t have the people killed Godse then? Some problems are never sorted by following rules. Godse probably prevented the situation from getting worse for Hindus.

        • I agree. This is one of those rarest of rare cases where I agree Godse really had NO other options and his last speech clearly demonstrates this was NOT an impulsive or juvenile act, but a well thought out, and considerably premeditated one, taking all possible pros and cons into account, knowing fully well the consequences that were certain to follow; AND I also very much appreciate the fact that he went about it TAKING CARE (again in a premeditated manner) to not involve anyone else in the whole matter.
          My respect for him has tremendously gone up after reading the above. I feel bad that I too, in the “bhed-chaal” believed that Godse was an anti-national and that Gandhi was truly a Mahatma!!! I have no doubts today that it has been completely the other way around!!!

    • 1. Was Godse running an supper intelligence service to have some more information about Gandhi than what is available on record?
      2. Can a truth be decided by majority accumulated at a place? Can a truth be decided on majority who gathered to watch the hearing in the court?
      3. Can a person who has not been authorized to execute capital punishment to other person?
      4. Can a person has a right to kill some body who has no post and power?
      5. If group of people says YES to any of the above questions, what have they one to legalized the same?
      6. Do you believe rule of law? If no…
      7. What have done to punish JL Nehru, Indira Ghndi, Rajiv Ghandi, Sonia Ghandi who had
      handed over 1/3 of Kashmir to Pakistan, 71000 square miles Indian soil to China (Nehru), handed over the POK portion achieved by Indian soldiers in 1971, to Bhutto under Simla Pact 1972, converted the total victory(1971)of Indian soldiers into total defeat, executed defective deed with union carbide to disadvantage of victims in case of hazard, encouraged Khalistani leader Bhinderanvale (Indira Gghandi), allowed Anderson of Union Carbide to run away (Rajiv Ghandi), Encouraged Pak Terrorism by abusing Hinds (Sonia),?

    • the biggest mistake of indians was they blindly followed nehru and gandhi,.nobody dared question their decision .if that was not fascism what can be. nehru was always the power hungry person hiding behind gandhi for power,.i think it wud have been even better had gandhi and nehru both were eliminated. leaving nehru took this country in to a bigger mess both economy wise and strategic defence wise also

    • By all shastric accounts, Gandhi was promoting Nashtik philosophy by claiming peace and non-violence as a principle. According to Artha-shastra, peace can only be accepted as one of the 6 policies of foreign policy. In international affairs no one is a permanent friend or enemy. Today’s friend becomes tomorrow’s enemy and vice versa. For example, when Burma was with Pakistan it was an enemy to India, and when Burma wanted independence from Pakistan it allied with India. So no Hindu believer can accept Gandhi’s non-violence on principle philosophy without rejecting the Vedic knowledge (vidya). Gandhi was essentially establishing his own concocted belief system, which proved a useless costly failure for 30 years. It was a great service to the British Raj, who thought, “You want to fight us with non-violence? CARRY ON!” I am sure they would have been more than willing to even pay him for that service. The rise of the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was more of a deciding factor to leave India. When you violate the science of foreign policy and refuse to apply the appropriate policy for a given situation is when you court disaster, defeat and enslavement. Gandhi was a failure who rejected his own religious teachings in the matter of governing and cost his nation untold amounts losses in terms of land, labor, organization and capital by setting a very bad precedent that should never be followed again. He failed India and was executed as a heretic.One who violates the shruti, smriti, puranas, pancharatras, etc creates only disturbance in the society (utpat). Gandhi showed us what not to do. His only good teachings were to become self-sufficient in the villages and that idea has been totally rejected. So what did he achieve other than his own name and fame?

    • Every body has to die one day.Today or tomorrow.Ghandi kicked the anglo saxon christians out.Who raped and killed terrorised Bharati people. He also kicked the musalaman to Pakistan.Where ‘hindu’ girls are raped till today

  • Certainly the tall claims of India only for Hindus makes me think, whether ever Godse thought of an egalitarian society about which he says he strived hard. I too would have been happy if the Indian sub-continent was 1 nation. See the fruits the seed of India’s division has reaped. Year after year riots and outrage hatred against each other in all the countries of this sub-continent. But nevertheless the hope still stays alive. I want to see an egalitarian society.

    • Hindu is a term used by Brits to describe people with Indian originated faith. Before that, Hindu has been a term for people belonging to the subcontinent.
      If you ever read Savarkar or anyone who stand for a Hindu rashtra, you will realize that it is purely- a nation where all religions are equal. Just as it had always been. No religion was upheld as state religion or given better choices or easy laws.
      Savarkar was a Brahmin by birth but such was high open mindedness that he was against all religious malpractices. Upon his death, he wished to be cremated in electric furnace with no rituals performed. For he was against all malpractices in all religions. He was of the view that if Science has proved something, we should accept it as true. We are moving forward and we need to live in today’s world, not that of the past.

      So when you speak of Hindu rashtra, what you should realize is that a country with neutral stance towards all faiths, which is a ‘Hindu’ country because people who occupy it are from beyond the Indus/Sindhu ie Hindu.

      • hi,
        Let me first introduce myself, by caste I am a bhramin- gotra vashisht which means follower of or from kulla of muni “Vashisht”.
        So as per what you read from sir Savarkar’s book you concluded ,that is the absolute summary of our religion, which is your perception.I would say a little knowledge of anything is dangerous, so if you want to know what is hindu religion i would recommend you to go through vedas specially RIG veda.All these accounts of these accounts of contemporary writers are not the true extract of our religion these were writen in late 18 or 19 century just bring reforms in it as per the exigencies.
        With due respect I want to tell you that orignal RIG veda alone is of 27,000 pages.

        And as per you mentioned neutral stance , we are neutral which is why we are a minority on earth and slowly turning into minority in our own country.We dont have any missionary or jihad or jewdism term known to us.we never convert people of other faith to our own by force or greed or by offering conditional help.

        yes, i agree that we should move forward and live in today but at what cost, at cost of our culture …No thats too high a price to be paid.
        Ms. If you go through the scripts or C14 dating of the objects excavated at sites of harappa ull find those are of 2500 BC old which was the mature phase of that civilization and the seals of lord shiva and the temples of lord Rudra are even older.But never converted anyone like mughal came converted hindus and are doing even today in parts of kerela in south in northeast part similary with invasion of europeans missionary activites came to existence.
        but no-one is this world have ever heard even a single case of conversion others faith people to hindu even gandhi ji condemned it.
        I request you to study first and then talk about anybodys religion bcz it his faith you are making fun of either with or without intetntion.

  • Godse was bang-on in his thoughts. Mohanlal Gandhi started acting like Mahatma. Demanding people treat him like one and that’s what happened. Which is why, Nehru and not Vallabh bhai Patel became the PM. However, killing him didn’t solve anything. I respect Gandhi for getting us to a place where he is today, but Godse is right in his own right.

    • Its Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.. and not Mohanlal. Mohanlal is a Kerala Film Star…. Killing someone, whatever your reasons might be is not correct. If you cannot give life, you dont have the right to take one…. Also, Godse was completely illogical in his thoughts… One cannot discount the fact that he was a staunch supporter of Hinduism and ny other religion was unacceptable to him.. Just like Jinnah wanted a Muslim state, he wanted a Hindu state…. No difference there…. I wont say that MK Gandhi was the Father of the Nation or Mahatma… he was also selfish in his deeds… He was the prime factor responsible for the division of India… However, in effect, it was a right decision…. A gangrenous foot, a cancerous organ needs to be removed to preserve the body…. The gangrene that is Pak was removed….although in mistake…. So Godse can rant all he want… Killing someone is not right…. even if that person has committed genocide…. there has to be a trial and teh courts will decide… thats what democracies are for… else we descend into anarchy

      • Wish you read the article completely.. Godse talked about Krishna, Rama and Arjuna. If someone gets someone killed by goons by paying them money, who has to be punished?. Gandhi’s action caused so many people to die.. Gandhi was not powerful as he rightly said.. He was weak, that’s why he became puppet to Jinnah. He was unable to convince anyone on the partition issue. So, what good was he?

        • after getting cooked food, it is very easy to say tasteless…. cook n feel it yourself… Gandhi thrived and became Gandhi for his nation and people (u people)…. and was not made…. no one as yet could become so since it is that tough to be….

            • On what basis u say this.
              At that time All elite class wr doing British gov jobs.and the rest facing acute hunger.We dint have an army to overpower britian.
              The best way to get independence was what Mahama gandhi did..I think it was a brilliant idea..and the most innovative one..U dont use weopon u dont spend money ..u dont kill people…n u get independence.
              No leader in this world have thought this way of warfare..from alexander the great to hitler..

              • nothing is perfect .. and gandhi too wasnt ..! but ur point is correct ..! that he gathered people from grass route too …!

              • I dont think because of Gandhi we got independence, Decolonization started after World War II, and Britain after the extensive damage due to WW2 is not in a state to maintain big colony like India. Britain parliament decided to transfer the power to India, and partition is due to internal conflicts between our INC leaders and Britain just used it. If you read articles in wiki for WW1, Indian National Congress backed Britain in WW1 in a hope that British will provide Half independence after the war, but British never thinked of giving that to India.

                • @Kumar – You’re right. We got independence because of the sole fact that Britisher’s couldn’t afford to rule after WW2.

                  @Optimist – We would have definitely achieved Independence earlier. Every man then was ready to fight for the independence. But the illusion of non-violence shall give independence trapped a lot more men in that ideology. Do you really if think the population of India then had united, Britain would in anyway been able to keep their foothold?

                  @Biju – You say that Godse was like Jinnah! I mean seriously!!! When did you ever hear Godse asking people to massacre Muslims prior to independence? If no, then how was he a Hindu fanatic??? Also, you said “The gangrene that was PAK was removed.” But you forget to see the basic thing that there never was a PAK in the first place. There never was a gangrene. And you say that Killing someone is not right… so is it right if a group of people decide to give a death sentence. If so, there were much more than a group of people even then supporting Godse. Just look around a bit and see how much he, Gandhi favored Muslims than the Hindus and asked only the Hindus to sacrifice. And i would whole-heartedly say that had he been alive to a ripe age, during the Indo-Pak war he would have promptly asked India to surrender and today I would have been living in Pakistan or rather a higher probability that I would have been dead. When you find a few rotten mangoes among a hundred, you remove those mangoes rather than separate half the mangoes and let the good mangoes in the other half rot!

              • We obviously had an Army under Command of Mr.Bose
                Gandhi was Useless, Fake, and selfish, he could have saved Bhagatsing, Rajguru, & Sukhdev, but this trio had more influence over the country than Gandhi, which was the reason of worry for Gandhi. He was nothing but a Fame Gainer, & thats why Hero Nathuram Godse Assasinated Gandhi.

                • Having read all the enlightened comments,I am of the opinion that both M.K.Gandhi and J.L.Nehru was suffering from narcissism and had no concern for own co-religionist.

      • yes…i do accept your views Mr. Biju..but as you said ..A gangrenous foot, a cancerous organ needs to be removed to preserve the Body..” but as in the case here the Body is INDIA and a cancerous organ is Ghandhi..and what you said has done by Mr. Godsey…and yes killing someone is not right…for writings it will be good..and as you said tehre are has to be trail adn the courts will decide…but when you come to practicality ..where are all these courts and democratics gone..and you know what had happend to Mr. Shastri Ex PM of india, b’coz of these dynasty politics was brutally murdered in Tashkent summit, what happend after that nothing has came out, and what had happend to his family doctor and his personal servant those also brutaly murdered ..and finally in my opinion Mohanda Karamchand Ghandhi live only for his MAHATMA title not for the country …he used his do’s for it so as Nehru…

      • I do agree… to what you have said…
        The only thought my mind has is why did Nathu dress up as a Muslim if he was so confident of his decission? He wanted to start a new Hindu Muslim clash… But unfortunate for him he was recognized and this part was all forgotten. I feel the separation was blessing in disguise as if that wouldnt have happened it would have been a bigger mess in current time..

      • Do you think the great GANDHI alone brought freedom to india..?Then what about the earlier fighters..?Gandhi entered at the peak stage and turned whole nation that he him self brought freedom to our country…. in turn our leaders printed his photos on all the things what ever they found valuable, even for roads and all the monuments and forgot the earlier ones…what a shame full thing to our nation….Thats why i hate Gandhi it doesn’t mean i support Godse….I jusr hate him

      • ‘Killing someone…..whatever the reasons .. not correct? Strange. Tell that to the army on the borders as well. You would be another ‘Mahatma’! And with that just bury the teachings of Bhagvad Gita!!

      • hey biju……..
        u never faced any thing like death in ur life dats why u r talking like dis……..
        our soldiers r being killed by paki and who brought this pakistan to us us FATHER OF NATION….
        so before writing any thing or crossing any one first read all sides carefully and put urself in the place of families of soldiers died on border everyday……..
        GOT IT…

      • OUTSTANDING ARGUMENTS BY AN INCREDIBLY MATURE INDIA ………….BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THAT THOSE MUSLIMS WHO WANT TO STAY IN INDIA ARE WELCOME TO DO SO , GANDHI COMMITTED AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME FOR WHICH HISTORY WOULD NEVER FORGIVE HIM…………………

      • Mr. Biju, You think of our country as a body which developed cancer and by partition it got cured ??? If your words are taken as logical then even today we need to amputate some body parts to get cured. If this solution of yours is accepted by our leaders today, then one day there will be no country called India.

    • M’am actually its was we the people who made him mahatma,hailed him,forgot that he too is a human…as Godse was logically flawed in parts..so does Gandhi was.People hailed him as mahatma and blindly followed him,as we Indians always do.And you will not believe- Godse seems to be the greatest believer of Gandhi!!

    • Gandhi did not get this place for us… British were sick of looting our wealth nothing was left to loot they left…

      • I agree with anands thoughts. British were losing control because of the aggresive freedom fighting started by subash chandra bose, Bhagat Singh,savarkar and many other krantikari’s. British knows the longer they stay the harder it becomes to control over indians. And they chose an easisest way to handover there power to gandhi/congress than to admit their incapabitity of restraining freedom fighters.

  • The article is welcome as it brings forward a different aspect of an important historic event and healthy discussions from all sides is welcome. But I have seen people buying this above rhetoric and am compelled to comment on the fundamentally wrong underlying assumptions that Godse here makes:

    * That India, the then geographical identity is only for Hindus. Think for a second, does a Muslim child whose family has lived in U.P. for more than 30 generations not intrinsically belong to U.P. or India?

    *That allaying the fears of minorities always amounts to appeasement. We need to remember the basic responsibility of the majority community -in democratic polity- to allay the fears arising from possibility of majoritarian rule and exclusion. Think of being in a part of closed home of 10 people of which 2 are of a different (supposedly clashing) ideology. The fear of the 2 in minority -of being overpowered- would be immense. If one of the 8 here (=Gandhi) talks of listening to the 2 he must not be branded a appeaser rather a sympatiser.

    * Godse lays the blame of partition blatantly on congress and Gandhi. Sure they did “allow” it to happen in the end but the rot that had already been set in, firstly by the divide and rule policy over decades and later capitalised upon by an opportuinistic section of muslim elites, has not been emphasised enough and the situational blame has been assumed to be completely on congress. Though arguably some other options could have been take by congress.

    * That overzealous nationality -bordering on jingoism- based on religion or race can be a virtue. Veneration of the nation without adequate degree of moderation by a humanistic worldview would actually make the world all but a battleground as was the case in the world wars.

    * And most importantly he assumes that ‘offensive’ use of violence can be justified, especially in the modern world, that too by citing the barbaric medieval and mythological times in the name of patriots who fought in a different context.

    Personally I feel Gandhi had often tried to keep aloof of influencing too much when some of his ideological preferences were too far off. For instance resigning from congress over the issue of council entry in 1934. He had also refused to formally join the servants of india society in 1915 on realising that his ideology is different and it would be wrong to imose it on others. One must look into his lucid writings for a peek into his decision making process over such matters. That he did this to gain traction over congress decision making can only be said to be out of place from his overall personality.

    Conversely the blame of imposition of one’s eccentric ideology onto the world around oneself can be put on Godse himself for more than anything else in taking such an extreme decision of committing murder admittedly ‘speaking to noone whatsoever’.

    • I am sure your name is not what you have written. Any sensible Indian except for the fanatic radicals cannot come upto this conclusion that you have drawn. Your days of appeasement are over. Its our nation, our culture, our history. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, we have called upon our own demise by being submissive tolerant to such barbaric savages. Not anymore, India has to know akbar Babar and all their line of savages were tyrant cunts. India has to know about Bose Godse and the true colors of Gandhi.

      Har Har Mahadev

      • Mr/Ms SEO Company USA, whatever is being talked of is history, and history is important to learn lessons- the right lessons. Imagine a life where the religion, caste, creed etc of the person does not concern you… life in such a world would be so simple. From these articles, i believe one should not concentrate on the endless debate of whether Gandhi was was a mahatma or a devil in disguise or whether godse was a criminal or an angel in disguise…. we are not gaining anything from this debate- both are dead. i believe the important lesson her is to rise above these divisive forces of nation, religion, language etc and recognise and respect each person for what they inherently are- a human being.. why can’t people accept the greatness of every culture, language and religion??? who gives anybody the right to demean the other person’s social identity and declare your own as supreme? Both concentrated on divisive forces- in different ways- but none tried to dissolve them… none tried to create a nation where all this are just mere labels but not THE most important thing… Godse accuses Gandhi of promoting Hindustani… but tell me one thing, what about the rest of the indian population who do not speak Hindi??? yes- Hindi is an OFFICIAL language- which is enough for the purpose of integrated communication. what is the requirement of a national language when no language is one that is spoken by the majority?? We boast of Unity in diversity but we make every effort to wipe out diversity… the only lesson to be learnt here is that Diversity is beautiful. the other thing i want to point out is the nature of revenge. yes, we can punish those PARTICULAR individuals who might have murdered/ raped the victims but you cannot blame the entire RELIGION for that… i hope you will agree with me.

        • Dear,
          A nation which forgets its History is doomed to Repeat it.
          I was also thinking like u,but i have changed my notion.If u check History u will find out Hinduisim is not a predator Religion so u can expect all others to live peacefully side by side..yes we cant blame the entire Religion but if u check the History u will have to Blame them.check what is the fate of Red indians in US, Aborginals in Australia,Moaris in Newzeland they r all silently wiped out by the saviors of Democracy.The other culture silently poppulating to compete with the western culture.All the problems in the world for the past 2000 yrs r b’cse of these two culture which want to show their God is Great.our culture questions their very foundation of their belief &

          • Dear Friend (Ajay),
            There are many myths like peacefull hinduism… I dont think the rulers of Java and Indonesia came to India to submit their countries to Indian Chola rulers!! The Sinhalese ppl are still considering local Tamils as foreigners/Invaders… Best of them all… What did Ashoka do during Kalinga?? Was ha buddhist during that war?? How did the islamic invaders win such a big area in India?? Indians were not incompetent, but were not united… Just like we are now… divided on caste and language!!

            U said right, we should remember our past… or we are doomed to repeat it…

            By the way… red-Indians, Aborigines,etc.. were not wiped for Democracy but for their land!!

        • Madam – Please teach your preachings to Muslims and see their reactions.. Haven’t we done this already for the last 1000 years?. Allowing every one to come and torture the natives?.. Look at Indian history map since BC and how that has been changed. Extrapolate it to next 300 years and you will get the picture..

          A clap cannot be made with one hand. It is very easy to be a goody-goody speaker and draw applauds and that’s what has been happening.. Our country is full of people like who are actually cowards than peace-lovers…. Cowards deserve the life that we have now

          • you people are so pitty…., islam has been manipulated by your elders ,generation over generation, because they fear that the great teachings offered by islam could affect their generation and they might accept islam …just learn on your own and you will find the true islam ,not the islam being preached by your elders.

        • Well said! People must rise above the petty differences over the way their fellow country men live. There is no use in hating each other. There are too many examples of what hatred does to a society in history. I find it puzzling that people who never knew what it means to be under a foreign rule are judging the way the freedom struggle should have been carried out. Armed struggle with british could only have resulted in more deaths and anarchy. We are fortunate to have men like Gandhi in pre-independent india and Nehru in Post-Independent India. What Godse spoke in this message was not just a self-congratulation, but a call for retribution against muslims. In spite of all the study he had undertaken, he had failed to think rationally and more glaring was his failure to recognise the uniqueness in every person over the supposed common behaviour attributed to a particular religion or culture.

          • ASingh
            The morals you preach here are not followed on the streets. The human history is full of examples including our own Mahabharata and Ramayana that peace needs to be saved by the sword. Also, the facts that without the use of force by Sardar patel, India would have been broken into many pieces including the Nizam of Hyderabad creating Pakistan right in the middle of the nation. Can we imagine what would have happened if we had Pak in the middle ? remember Nehru was against use of force even in this case of Nizams. This would have been suicidal for the nation.
            No nation, culture or race or religion has even survived by being purely being peaceful. Only the races that have fought to save themselves have survived.
            At the end of the day, humans are as violent as animals or even worse.
            Coming back to Godse, his reasons for the act has merits. One cannot disagree that partition was hollow without proper planning nor leadership and Gandhi did not step up to force his way on the right side of the issue and was narrow focused. The blood bath could have been avoided if the leadership including Gandhi were more forceful.

          • Wow humanist….
            u r right we must thank gandhi for his deeds because of which nearly 400 people died in Jallianwala Baag and till date it is count less number known to anyone the number of people and soldiers died in war with pakistan…….
            u r really great…….
            as per ur opinion we hav to sit for ANSHAN near fences of border and ask paki’s not to attack…..

    • Sir I will comment on your post in order of the comments that you have made.
      1. Sure if a person’s family has been living in the country for the past 30 centuries then that person irrespective of cast, religion, colour, etc. belongs to India and has equal rights to any other citizen Hindu or otherwise. But the keyword here is EQUAL rights and not favouritism or bias. Gandhiji continuously showed bias towards the Muslim community ONLY. So it became a matter of favouritism. Had he done the same towards all other minorities it would not have been an issue. And on top of all this Muslims did not reciprocate in kind.
      2. There is a difference between being an appeaser and being sympathetic. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was sympathetic towards backward communities in general and that is why he introduced the reservation system for the period of 10 years to help them grow. Where as Gandhiji only cared about appeasing the Muslims and this shows time and again by the actions he took.
      3. Any major decision for the government is taken by the leaders of the country. Hence the division of the country was done after the consent of the leaders at time. Also, Muslim League led by Jinnah wanted the partition and not anyone else. This goes on to show how weak our leaders were that they could not prevent the partition of the country, especially Gandhiji who was revered as the father of the nation.
      4. The point being made here by Godse is not about nationality. It is about the ways of Gandhiji showing unwanted and unreciprocated favours towards the Muslim community. And if you take a moment to read about Godse you will come to understand that he was not into jingoism. He was the member of RSS which served the people irrespective of their religion.
      5. As far as the issue of violence goes, let me tell you what he means by that. Suppose you are in your house and some random person walks in and gives you two slaps across your face. Will you simply smile at him and let it go? Though a follower of non-violence you might be, at the very least you will ask that person ANGRILY the reasons for slapping you. In those days it was the same situation. The Britishers harassed us, bullied us, looted us, killed us in our own country. Then the muslims raped, plundered, killed the hindus during partition and the many riots that took place. If after all this you think that using violence offensively to protect ones family, sanity, possessions, simply to protect oneself as a human being, is wrong then I think you need to grow a pair of balls.
      Though Gandhiji has done some amazing things for the country but his decisions have led to severe loss of life, money, efforts and resources and no matter how great a human being he might have been the losses caused due to his decisions cannot be justified. The article presented above is just an excerpt. I suggest you read this book called “Murder of the Mahtma” written by G.D. Khosla to get a full understanding of the facts. Here is an example for you. I am sure that you know about the Jalliawalabag massacre. It was peaceful gathering of sikhs in protest of the arresting two of their leaders. There were children, women, aged, in the gathering. 1152 rounds were fired, 900 people were killed without any provocation from there side and all Gandhiji did was start the Non-Cooperation Movement. You what message this gives. This says that you can kill anyone you want in this country and all this country will do is protest in a non-violent manner. So britishers kill thousands and all we do is not buy there goods. Admirable indeed.
      Good Day.

    • Hey Mr. Vivek
      Read the comment given below by Mr. Priyesh……..
      And read it with full understanding (2,3,4…. times)
      and then write the things……….

    • Mr.Grewal: I only wish and pray that you preach the above few items in Pakistan or in IS controlled parts of Iraq or Syria. Please tell them that they have to take care of the minorities among Muslims like the Shias, the Kurds and assorted other minorities. You know very well that the minority Christians in Iraq were forcibly driven out after giving them a chance for conversion if they wanted to stay in those areas. The monastry of Christian priests in Iraw were attacked and they were given short notice to flee. In Pakistan Hindu Sindhis are forcible converted and we have in our country “Love Jihad” where in Muslim men are enticing Hindu women for marriage and many of these men are much married and much divorced. No point in preaching peace to a person who is going to kill you. Either you survive or perish.

      If Israel has to exist as a country, they have to retaliate when the Hamas keeps on attacking innocent jews as it happened in a synagogue in Jerusalem recently when four jews engaged in praying and a policeman were attacked and killed in the most brutal manner. Probably you have not gone through such situations and hence can preach about majority protecting the so called minorities. Do you think that India would have been a so called “Secular” republic if Muslims were in majority and Hindus in minority?

    • Ask the Muslim and Islam communities to be secular and accept all religion with equality. If they can do that then come write all these bull shits.

    • Your second and forth para are so contradictory that they serve to answer all your queries. You say that a Muslim family which lives in India for 30 generations surely deserves to be called as Indians. Hindus have no problems with that but do Muslims actually believe that? If yes, then why was partition demanded in the first place?

  • Hats off to you sir Godse.. You are one of the real sons this mother india has ever had… We need more number of godse’s in the current situation our country is in…

    Jai Hind, Hari OM

    • Pardon my emotional outburst here but I know we all have our beliefs and opinions. Exactly like our religion or tatva called hinduism. no one clearly understand it and explain in a simple way. We say its complex. Not easy. But it is easy to bash Gandhi and do hats off to Godse. Its easy to tolerate age old corruption at all levels destroying India and we dont fight it. But we do hats off on facebook or march with candles on street. How is this different from what Gandhi did ( Ahimsa ?) or restraint to fight . Infact when we did not have an army that could challenge British,Gandhi smartly made nonviolence as strategy and made everyone a soldier. When we were struggling to achieve unity historically, Gandhi added Muslims to the freedom fight by not treating them like minority. But after independence, we did not need ahimsa. where is the fighting spirit of Shivaji, Bose and of the so called Hari Om walas? Shame you for you have not stood up ( not even 60% voting in top cities to fight for the right government in the recent elections) . The so called RSS and shiv sena are counting how to get modi? We have failed as a nation which had the precious world leading foundation. But yes! we salute Godse every now and then…..and call the AAP leader a fool. Arent we a bunch of hypocrites? This is not to support Gandhi but to only question ones right to question Gandhi’s deeds

      • Bali.. no leader can be right all the time. even gandhi did make lot of mistakes due to which lot of people suffered. Godse killing gandhi was not to take revenge or for personal gain. godse killed gandhi because he thought if gandhi continues to influence the government like gandhi did beofre independence Majority of the population will be at receiving end. and by the way what godse killing gandhi has to do with present elections , people calling APP leaders fools (which they are not, actually AAP leaders are making fool out of the voters or may be trying to fool ) 🙂

      • Gandhi’s ahimsa is the highest level of himsa you are punishing you body isn’t that himsa? British were tired of India hence they left… Regarding AAP so called sicular AK told he said he will not take support from Congi what did he do? sicular shazia was spitting venom what action was taken…Stop this nonsense

  • Gandhi Ji is political leader in 20th century same as current leader we have. He was never a social reformer nor a patriotic fighter. Who knew very well how to play with words and express your thought to innocence people. There are few points which remain unanswered.

    A) He is known for Non-violence. What was his mean of “Do or Die”. What to do, how to do or How to die, why to die

    B) He is so called father of nation. How he can be become father of nation ? He belongs to nation, nation can’t belongs to only single individual (Gandhi ji) . No individual or society or religion can be above nation. But he became father of nation. Nation was before him, after him and so on . If it is not so, which nation fought against British Kingdom in 1857.

    C) His early age of 25 yrs, He has no problem with british tortured and rule in india. The same age Bhagat Singh / Subhas Chandra / Chandasekhar Azaad / Veersavarkar / Sukhdev / Rajguru / Vismilaakhan had been participated freedom fighting against British. And he was planning to go for further studies in South Africa. When he thrown out from the train in south Africa then only he realize to stand against british.

    D) If he is mahatma or priest or leader of nation. He should not had been blamed to favor for any religion by religious communities. But he blamed by communities bacon his action was different what he wrote or said or promise to innocence people (of any communities). After partition he committed certain things to Pakistan and India . Neither he tried to full fill commitment to Pakistan nor India.

    How A Good father divide and vivisect his son in two parts. If he did so he has failed to perform his responsibility as father. He has no right to called for father by son. He must accept his duty which failed to perform towards his son. He never talked or write or express about it.

    A real Mahatma or Priest or Leader can’t belongs to any religion / communities / Nation. These are belong to all human and communities

    As same today’s any invention or scientist belongs to globe. It may be pride for nation / Communities but his invention for all humanities across the globe.

    There is One Earth-One nation, There is One religion-which teach, guide and help all human to achieve height of happiness and prosperous across the globe and universe. If differ from this it would be opinion, persuasion not religion.

    I am not denying his role in fight for freedom. He fought his own way and had right to fight his way but he misguided to innocence people of nation until his death.

    We forgot few freedom fighters and their role for freedom, which are unknown to new generation. Whose are never recognized and claimed or blown their own triumph (there is saying “self praise has no recommendation)

    That time humanities are tortured by British tyranny across the world. Every countries want to overcome. Across globe stood against British tyranny and came together. Gandhi was only fighting against British in India with hunger strike.

    Few example presents India’s contribution against British across the globe.

    A) Sham jib krishna verma-who fought against British tyranny in London and globally. He visited France, Germany Established (Please check Wikipedia) India house in London to find out patriot person who can fight with British Tyranny Veer savarkar one of them who got scholar of India house and published against british tortured .That point of time Gandhi was studying in India and planning to go south Africa for further studies.
    B) Veer Swanker- British Tyranny was so afraid about his writing blog against them in newspaper across the globe. Appointed a committee and followed his daily writing. Savarkar left London and caught by British and put behind bar for two times life presentment-no person in this world got punishment before and after him. this was against British law as well. (His punishment was challenged in international court Hedge)

    C) Sub has Chandra Bose-He is one of freedom fighter who participated freedom fighting in India and out of India. There are so many.. (Please refer book written by Man math Nath Gupta (Friend of Chandra Sekhar Azad who died age of 92 yrs in 2000 book name-History of the Indian revolutionary movement).

  • The first question that I would like to ask is what is the purpose of religion? Fight??!!!

    Why is that from time immemorial the religious minority is so heavily persecuted that they feel the need to be a separate state or community?! All religions preach the existence of ONE GOD. If you believe people who are not of your religion have been created by a different God….thats the utmost sin you can do….by NOT believing in the existence of one supreme God who created mankind. Different religions are just various manifestations of the same God.

    We are humans first and for people who believe in God….created by ONE God. And our first duty towards each other has to be of brotherhood. How pointless is the fight in the name of religion!

    • Dear Human – Your comments are very novice. I believe you know about only Hinduism where the tolerance is built-in. It encourages to pray to any God.

      You are right.. All religions preach ONE GOD only.. but the problem with them is that they say their God is only the God and rest are all fake.. Some religions go further and encourage their believers to slain non-believers. Hence the issue..

      There is no religious fundamenalism in Hinduism… If it is the case, Islam, Christianity etc., would not have come here.. However, some people have began realizing that there is a severe threat to Hinduism.. Just look at the map from 10th century BC until now and extrapolate it for another 500 years. You will not find Hinduism.. Your next generations will be either Muslims or Christians.. Their objective is only to expand.. one by brutal force and another by bribing…

  • Of the three countries created from pre independence India, Pakistan is perhaps the least tolernat and India is the most tolerant country towards various communities. Guess, which country is a constant battle ground, dictatorships with little freedom or security of life & worse living standards? And which country has a working democracy, a disciplined army and far more freedom. India is hardly perfact, but compare it with it’s neighbour. Thank god, India did not follow the message preached in this speech.

  • 1. Sikhs getting slaughtered in thousand = A MISTAKE.

    2. Hindus getting killed in Kashmir = Political problem.

    3. Muslims getting killed by a few hundred = Holocaust.

    4. Poor protestors getting shot in WB under Left Govt = Misunderstanding.

    5. Talking about Hindus and Hinduism = Communal.

    6. Talking about Muslims and Islam = Secular.

    7. Kargil Attack = Government failure.

    8. Chinese invasion in 1962 = Unfortunate betrayal.

    9. Reservations in every school and college on caste lines = Secular.

    10. Reservations in Minority institutions =Communal.

    11. Fake encounters in Gujarat [Sohrabuddin] = BJP Communalism.

    12. Fake encounters under Cong-NCP in Maharashtra [Khwaja Younus] = Police atrocity.

    13. Banning Parzania in Gujarat = Communal.

    14. Banning Da Vinci Code and Jo Bole So Nihaal = Secular.

    15. BJP freeing 3 terrorists to save 100 Indian hostages = Shameful.

    16.Congress freeing 4 militants to save just a life of one Daughter of its minister in Kashmir [Rubina Sayed]
    Political dilemma = Natural Dilemma

    17.Attack on Parliament = BJP ineptitude.

    18. Not hanging Afzal Guru the mastermind despite Supreme Court orders = Humanity and Political dilemma.

    19. BJP questioning Islamic Terrorist Forces = Communal.

    20. Congress questioning Lord Ram existence = Clerical Error.

    • Very well said .. appreciate your thinking power and knowledge of history..
      the data shows how non-sense congress have cultivated India as muslim favored nation and assured that there vote bank is preserved at the cost of moral values of Hinduism.. and making use of Godse as Terrorist..
      real terrorist is Gandhi who divided india into two countries and even if it’s done.. he still left islam to prevail in India .. if pakistan was formed just for islam.. logically all Muslims from India should’ve gone there..
      but due to Gandhi we are still paying a high cost of it..

  • Really this was an eye opening article. After reading some facts behind this decision, I think, Nathuram Godse was right. He done it to save our country..

  • It is very unfortunate for someone to justify the action of a sick murderer. If one believes Godse’s reasoning then be ready to believe every murderer’s reasoning because everyone has a reason. Contrarian view in this case is okay for an argument but will never live the test of time or human value. Gandhi was a leading light not just for India but the whole world. His core value of nonviolence is the only reason we are the world’s largest and disciplined democracy.

    Every persons action can be interpret as right or wrong depending from where you see it, but to view Gandhi’s action on India, Pakistan separation from Godse and RSS’s point of view is unjustifiable.

    • mind that Murder for a Brahmin Pandit is next to denying presence of god.
      But he did it not for his sake but for our future.
      I am pretty sure that if Mahatma Gandhi lived few more years …
      India couldn’t be as stable as it is today….

    • Non-violence has only made us cowards or may be we support non-violence because we do not have guts to fight for the justice and truth.We are worlds largest country because of Muslim appeasement ,we gave away our land as Bangladesh but getting their burden of 30 million muslims to live in our land.In Pakistan they killed and converted most of the Hindus whereas here in India for vote bank poltics we allow them to grow through un limited procreations to finish our resources though 98% of those had voted for Pakistan in pre-partition referendum .Are we at all a disciplinesd Democracy!!! Thanks for a good Joke. My name is Jitu and I am not a member of RSS.

      • Nobody is killing our converting Hindus in Pakistan. Please come and visit. Totally rubbish. Don’t trust what is written in media. I f you have guts be realistic and visit us. Explore the world and then comment.

        Just Reminding I do have respect for India and indian people. At least dozens of Indian are my good friends. All of them lovely.

        Cheers & Relax

    • Well what you say is surely correct, but I Godse was not a retard who murdered Gandhiji for kicks. He knew full well what he was getting into and knew very well what will the consequences be. He was very well educated, was a writer by profession before he joined the freedom struggle. I suggest that you read this book called “Murder of the Mahtma” written by G.D. Khosla before labelling Godse as a murderer. Just a heads up, it is very difficult to find this book at any respectable book store these days because congree has banned the publishing and retailing of this book. So you will have to search for it. Its a small book around 80 pages or so. I am sure your opinion will change once you go through this book.

    • sick murderer?.. Look at the way he encapsulated the content. Look the way he articulated. Look the way he sacrificed… Perfect gentleman who did not mind to give his life away for his country and culture..

    • Tomorrow, you are attack by some insane goon, and some good samaritan has to protect you by killing the goon, you will call that samaritan a Murderer ?

  • Godse over a period of time built up a hatred toward Gandhi I presume mainly due to the unsatisfactory results of Gandhi’s methods. Godse decided to focus his anger toward Gandhi eventually which led to the killing but in hindsight the killing seems to have achieved nothing, did any of the problems get resolved? that is what its all about right.. finding solution.. making things better..

    Ofcourse the only reason I can say that things haven’t improved is because I have the benefit of witnessing all the years after the killing and realising that most of those problems still persist today. I’m not sure if Godse thought the solution to all the problem was killing Gandhi but if it was he was not correct.

    The point is Godse possibly could not know all the consequences of his actions but we as observers of history do know the consequences, did the killing make things better? I think you know the answer to that..

    • Godse was late because of his confusion perhaps, India would have been a better place if it had happened before his fasting drama at Calcutta.,at least we wouldn’t have any pretensions to be secular sic anti-Hindu.

    • /* did the killing make things better? */ – You never know. Things had already become bad and Godse was afraid that Gandhi’s presence further would make it much worse further. We would never exactly know whatelse might have happened because of Gandhi. A person who had the guts (according to him the strength) to ask Hindus to die happily as if it was their karma without resistance if Muslims killed them – could have resorted to anything to appease others.

  • After 200 years of slavery and those fights which had brought nothing more other maybe kill a thousand more, and killing that man cause he didn’t think right for both the parties!! You gotta be nothing more than simply insane! It’s preposterous! Dealing with these wicked people around him is no easy task! How about killing Jinnah itself ! Oh that’s right he can’t!

  • Godse was like RAJ THAKEREY of those days,Read about his history.

    At least Raj Thakerey does not murder people from UP/Bihar he just injures them….
    Godse was just for “Hindus” and by this logic there would be many countries in india ,

    Because “Hindu” is not just 1 religion there are many”Hindus” like kathyawadi hindus,kannadiga hindus,maratha hindus,konkani hindus,etc…

    Then everyone will justify killing people from other regions because they don’t belong to them.

  • The Article is eye opener indeed for those who are ignorant of facts or mesmerised by Gandhi/Nehru concept of pseudo-secularism which clearly was & sadly still is appeasement with Muslims thus sacrifice Hindus. Gandhi was clever enough to hide this from world opinion at a time when Brits was desperate to leave India for all kinds of reason including International / American pressure.
    Godse clearly was a true nationalist and a Patriot that Gandhi / Nehru could not tolerate. There was a place for such millions of patriots during that era.

  • Does me being a parsi or a christian or a buddhist or a sikh make me any less indian? It’s amazing how these extremists keep going on about their own faction like they own this country. I share the same blood as every Indian in this country, i might not be Hindu, but can we really say this country belongs to just the hindus in India? We can keep going on and then finally arrive at saying this country belongs to the neanderthals and the pagans that lived here 1000’s of years ago. How can there be all this talk of religion in politics. The 42nd amendment! Secularism! Wished we practiced it in this country, the greatest gift India was ever given, that and India’s diplomatic stand on global issues. Too much talk of religion in the political arena, it should be banned because it makes no sense in a secular country. Religion is a sensitive issue and has no place. None at all in politics! If you ask me, nation over religion!

  • was wondering if any of Gandhi’s direct family members got affected by this riots or non-hindus, what will be Gandhi’s stand? still the same?

  • Everybody has a right to follow ones will, the problem is when one tries to impose it on another. It was a pity that a learned man like Godse though that one could be born a Hindu and killing of Gandhi would have solved the problem. The rot had already started when Karna was called one of a lower stature in Mahabharata and when Ravan was called an Asura inspite of being a bramhin by birth and deeds, however Ram being called a God inspite of all his shortfalls. The pity is, the nation is made to believe that Gandhi and Congress was the root causes of all failures and Godse and Hinduism the solution of all evils.

  • Its not because of Gandhi we got Freedom in 1947, The real History is different. it was because of USA we were given freedom by the British. The Atlantic Charter was the Reason for our Freedom. Can any body remember from when Gandhi asked for Indian independence? when u do research on this, the real History will be seen

    • The real Reason for us to get freedom.
      There r many Reason.
      The Great Indian Navy Revolt ( Rss influence of Sikhs & Jats )
      2nd world War ( weakened the British empire )
      mutual understanding by the Christian Nations to Omit colonisation & replace it with another secular form of controlling their economy.

  • Godse did the right thing,I have also read other articles related to this,where one of the main reason for killing him is ,he did not stop the punishment of our heroes,Bhagat singh,Sukh dev,Rajguru.And also many hindu were killed and our sisters and mothers were being raped in pakistan,but this gandhi did not looked at them,the other imp thing was,when hindus were being sent to India from pakistan,gandhi told them to go back to pakistan as now they belong to that country,but in reality there were wars in between hindu and muslim in pakistan.

  • I am surprised at the people proud of Godses action of killing Gandhi, and his fundementalist ideologies. It’s pretty sad that there are people out there as can be seen in the comments who believe that religion is the makeup of Indian civilsation. Does someone not Hindu in India not deserve to be Indian, who are you or for the matter Godse to decide this pretty idiotic idealogy.

    Relegion should never overshadow or decide politics or a common Indian. I can see how easily the gullible can be swayed to religious extremism and reading this justification and the fact that he couldn’t even reason with Gandhi through dialogue but through violence.

    India as a country should have open minded people, and, not people such as some of the ones posting here, who are closed minded fundementalists, it is only then that India will progress. How can a country progress when people hate each other in the name of the religion to the extent that they think it’s justified that the father of the nation was killed by a fundementalist.

    I would like to conclude this ever so long statement by saying to the people with such ideologies, take your mind out of the gutter, religious intolerance serves no benefit. Let’s work together to be better human beings and build a better tomorrow.

    • You said no different that what we have been doing since the muslim invasion. You welcome everyone.. they come and screw you up. We are being tolerant and ‘secular’. Are you saying that we as a country are happy now?.. Who is perpetrating terrorist acts not only in India, but in the entire world?.

      Godse’s statement was for people like you. Only those who cannot fight real war, talk about peace.

    • That’s great that people like you exist in this country. You should also tell this to all the Sikhs and Hindus that died in the partition and had their women paraded naked in the public, raped and killed. You should also tell this to all the Hindus still being killed in Muslim territories today, including the riots instigated by Muslim majority in Meerut yesterday which none of the media is touching. How about the abuse faced here:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKqsD2w2GDs

      Or you should tell this to all the non-Muslims who are suffering in Muslim countries, Bangladesh killing Hindus and illegal immigrants coming to NE India and killing the people while taking over their lands – something that Indian government, especially Mamata Banerjee is ignoring in favour of secularism and minority!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUUP8ZBC0U

      Yes, we need more people like you so India becomes a Muslim country and we all live in fear of persecution and oppression.

      We definitely need cowards like you!

  • many movements started by gandhi were self controled. no one else had a chance of participating in decision making. what kind of sense does it make.its not his personal intrest.its actually for the country.its not like when ever he needs to start a movement he can and stop wen he wish.he was just better of many in those days who can speak well and only that made him look better. pepole were desparate .they were in need of freedom and gandhi convinced them better in getting freedom.just for few reasons like this calling a person father of nation is a kind of exagerating one leaving others behind, who had bettre hand in the struggle.Godse was a good obsever cum good decision maker,who had guts to come forward to assassin a person like this for well being of the same society were he lived.

  • Ghandi was the worst thing to happen to india, second was nehru, if these two criminals were never born, India would be in a much better place today without division and fully united.

    • dusron ko criminal kahne wale khud pe nahin dekhate… gandhi jinhe duniya manti hai… un taklifo se gujar kar bane … jinse normal insan sochkar hi thak jai…… agar gandhi tumhara bhala na kar paye to aaj ke neta to achhe hain na… unse hi kyon nahi kara lete….

  • Who broke the Gandhi Tatva ??

    Gandhi himself broke the Gandhi tatva by Making Chutiya Nehru as first Prime Minster of Hindustan instead of “Sardar Patel” .

    • You forget that Sardar Patel was 75 at the time. Nehru was less than 60.
      Sardar Patel died a couple of years after independance, like Jinnah in Pakistan.
      It could have been more chaotic than you can imagine. Trust that people
      tried their best in the situation they were in.

      • Hahaha very Logical, Intellectual & Secular Reason!!! Indeed they had tried their best according to their vested interests & people like you are safe gaurding that legacy by worshipping Gandhi’s (TM)….

  • Nathuram was so full of crap, also he did not state what did he gain by killing Gandhi, his action was without any cause at least so called terrorist have a cause. He was a psycho and his own mind killed him and Gandhi. no one should share this and make more psycho….

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    charkop

    really an eye opener…. Godse, would have been pardoned …why appreciated today , if happened today.

  • its seems to be some mental issues with godse. killer is killer. he cannot justify his imaginative theories to kill father of nation.

  • Though i think that Ghodse may not be totally right in his approach towards muslims… it is the religions that led to the divide and that had our so – called father of the nation tried, we could have very well been India minus terrorism and without kashmir disputes, without riots and a bigger sub-continent. By secretly consenting to partition, no one gained. We lost our fellow citizens and territories, they lost kashmir and in the end a lot of lives were lost and are still being lost. Undivided India could have been achieved, but Gandhi, for whom his predicament would be final, could not be retraced. He built a wall and it became a border. No one gained!

  • What’s wrong in our mentality is that we think gandhi resorted to non-violence because he was a coward. The true fact is that he was prudential. He knew that the British were an imperialistic force who’ve fought battles since the birth of their nation and have won each of them and India had no chance of winning a violent battle against the british. Talking of approach through violence, what fruit did revolt of 1857 bear apart from stricter laws and increased armed “whites” in the country?Talking of heeding to M.A Jinnah’s demands, it was a very small price we paid. And as it is even if this partition wouldn’t have happened, the hindus and the current pakistani muslims(As they chose to move out) would still remain segregated and it would be forceful to keep them together leading in even more violence. As it is we’ve got enough to say euphemistically, diversity with 28 states and I dont think we could want more of this “Diversity” with another few states. Land acquisation brings no peace and is no sign of prestige of which the soviet russia is or was I dont know what to say a great example. Things could have beem a lot more worse as very few people in India-Pakistan understand the we are humans before being hindus or muslims and humanity by itself is a religion and those who do not preach this religion are scientifically called psycopaths

    • It proves that Gandhi had lost the battle before he fought it..Its a slap on the face for our great leaders who gave their blood for the motherland like Subhash Bose, Bhagat Singh and so on and on

  • Because of partition only chain of great bad events took place. If there was no partition , there wont be these countries Pakistan, Bangladesh. they would be part of India. No Indo china war, no kargil war.ni Kashmir problem We would not have allowed the Chinese to take over a part of Arunachal Pradesh. would not have allowed other countries to interfere in our internal problems. there wont be any religious enmity amongst us. So who are all part to this partition, should be let known to our future generation. To satisfy Jinnah who wanted to be a ruler , this partition took place.

  • In my personal view, Ghodse was a fanatic Hindu! I will tell you a story and let you guys be judge of what is right and what is wrong. For a moment, let’s forget about Gandhi or Godse and let’s just concentrate on the below story.
    Once upon a time there was a man named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he lived in a small house. He had 2 sons and their names were Hindu and Muslim. They were all living happily together until one day; a group of thieves attacked their house. Gandhi along with his 2 sons struggled to defend his house and after continuous struggle, they managed to drive the thieves away. Gandhi was very proud of his 2 children, the way they came together to get rid of their common enemy.
    As in any other house in India, few days later, his son Muslim came to Gandhi and said that his family is growing now and he needs his part of the house. Gandhi tried to convince him that it is better to stick together because if the thieves will attack again then they can defend the house again as a bigger force however Muslim was not ready to listen. Few days later, even Hindu came with the same demand of his share of the house. Gandhi was heart-broken but he decided not to divide the house and thought that after sometime they will forget it and will stay together again as brothers. However, as the time passed the conflict among Hindu and Muslim started to aggravate.
    Gandhi did not know how to divide the house since Hindu had a bigger family than Muslim and since both were his children he wanted to do justice to both. He was in big dilemma and hoped that his 2 sons will reconcile someday. Hindu and Muslim both were unpleased with their father that he is not making a decision, so they decided to divide the house within themselves. Since, Hindu had a bigger family so he took the major share of the house and gave the rest Muslim.
    When Gandhi came to know about it, he was heart-broken. He realized that Muslim got the less share of the house and like any other father he wanted to make sure that Muslim is able to support itself and his family. So, he decides to take some money from Hindu and give it to his Muslim son. In the meantime his Hindu son came to know about it and got really furious and in the fit of rage he decided to kill his father.
    Gandhi as usual was getting ready for the temple to offer his morning prayers, his Hindu son came up to him, touched his feet, took out his pistol and shot his 79 years old father in his chest. Gandhi looked at his son, smiled, said “Hey Ram” and died on the spot!
    His son Hindu pleads guilty and gives the justification of injustice for killing his 79 year old father.
    Will you as Jury or as a human being pardon him???

    • HOLY CRAP!!! Talk about being delusional moron… its funny how you created this imaginary fable to justify your idea of gandhi being all good and all holy and whoever stood against his stupidity was evil….

    • Thank you for a very funny story!!!!… It started with a big illusion that have been set firmly in the minds of many Hindus including some who posted here..

      /*There were all living happily together*/

      Really?.. The so-called ‘muslim’ brother invaded from outside. Because this ‘Hindu’ brother is always accommodative as his culture says “Vasudaiva Kutumbam” and accepts all faiths as true unlike these fanatic religions, was kind enough to give shelter to the other brother. Mind you, we always heard about Muslim Kings killing/converting Hindus and destroying their temples in spite of their minority, you never heard about Hindus being in majority resorting to such acts in the history…I know you will bring up 1992 and Modi which is two-way violence anyway, but I am talking about history. That was the tolerance of the HIndu brother.

      To extend your story, ‘a group of theives’ was Muslims coming to India… It was only a matter of time. British came in 16th Century where as Muslims came in 11th century… If Muslims can claim themselves as brothers, then they cannot say British as thieves…

      So, the muslim brother simply took the advantage of so called group of thieves to steal a major portion of the house because he himself is a thief..

      Gandhi being a coward, allowed it in the name of non-violence. In fact what Godse feared is happening now. The same pseudo secular policy is inherited by his followers now.

      If you tell the right story, then people will be able to judge if it is right or wrong. A cock-and-bull story will only make them to decide between chicken sh1t or bull sh1t and the sh1t alwys floats and shows up..

  • Some people have really warped ideology when it comes to the killing of “bapuji” – the one man who practically ripped India apart and caused immense atrocities and butchering in the name of secularism. The guy was a lunatic who knew how to play mind games – a sick man who knew how to manipulate the crowd, especially at a time when most Indians were not allowed to be educated by the British.

    You are crying about one man being killed but what about what about all those massacred before and after the partition? Ok, never mind that – how about today when countries like US and its allies send their troops into whichever country they choose to bully and control people in the name of war against terrorism. I don’t see anyone crying about that. How about when people are murdered in Muslim countries to appease their Sharia laws, girls kidnapped, raped and murdered.

    Here’s a few things that are wrong with Gandhi:
    – slept naked with young women, including his niece to test his manhood.
    – had an affair with a British guy and abused his own wife for him, wrote several letters to him that were just bought by the Indian government to hide his fallacies.
    – called freedom fighters terrorists, happy that people like Bhagat Singh were put to death
    – Dr. Ambedkar once said: “A person who cheats and keeps other people in dark, if you call such person a Mahatma, then Gandhi is a Mahatma”
    – racist against the South African Blacks, was happy they were treated like animals by the Whites
    – ostracized people like Netaji, Sardar Patel and many other freedom fighters who gave up far more than this guy who had both his arms hanging around young women.

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Tell me – if someone today asks you to let your daughter and wives be raped and that you should just die off of the greater good, WOULD YOU DO IT?? So instead of ranting and crying over a useless man who sadly died a very swift death – when countless others suffered – GET REAL instead of blaming Hindu fanatics or RSS or any other tooth fairy that you can think of!

  • Whatever one would say about partition and it’s horrors,the split of pre independent India was good for it future,otherwise modern India would have ungovernable,it would be like Bosnia, nigeria torn apart by religious insurgency and ethnic cleansing and countless millions would continue to die

  • This is the first time I am seeing the perspective of Godse and I can’t help myself than to praise him. In all the literature I have studied so far, Godse appears as an evil man and Gandhi a God…While his entire statement was eloquent with excellent reasoning and literary values, the gems are below..

    /*It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama, Krishna and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed
    a total ignorance of the springs of human action*/

    /*His (Gandhi) inner-voice, his spiritual power and his doctrine of non-violence of which so
    much is made of, all crumbled before Jinnah’s iron will and proved to be powerless.*/

    /*There was no legal machinery by which such an offender could be brought to book and for
    this reason I fired those fatal shots..*/

    /* No doubt, my own future would be totally ruined, but the nation would be saved from
    the inroads of Pakistan.*/

    I feel guilty for living in such world of illusion…Of course, I never believed Godse was so foolish to do this act, but I never had chance to look at his view.

    He is a true patriot and a true martyr…. Take a bow Godse and kudoes to your bravery.. I am proud of you…Rarely people like you come onto the earth and most of them get branded as you.. but

    One should not be judged by the actions to label him as a terrorist.. It should be the end result.. Gandhi might have not killed millions by taking up the gun, but his policy and actions did… So, why not then call him a terrorist under the disguise of Mahatma….

    /* I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof someday in future*/

    Well, the future is here now..

  • Difficult not to agree with his conviction; Godse was a Brahmin unlike Arjuna, Rama or Krishna and therefore he cannot claim Right to Kill?! He may be wrong as per Neyathi, Nyayam, and from legal point of view also but as per Dharma he has not done wrong; but was it Right?!

  • I liked a comment from one of the above, it read, “…… no religion teaches one to kill”. But again, I believe, it is an individuals duty and moral responsibility to stand up for oneself and fight for one’s right, to fight for what one believes in. How one does it, is to each his / her own. It remains to be seen as to how long can one offer the other cheek.

    Some people have the natural charisma to lead, in their own style, Hitler led the Germans, they believed in him, atleast the majority of them, Gandhi led the Indians, and people believed him, at least the majority of them. Contrasting styles of both leaders, and they were of the same era. Now, we all know that part of the history, how each country was looked upon, how their people treated. People in divided Germany had the will to tear down the wall. Do the people in Indian subcontinent have that kind of an intent or mutual love? If ‘NO’, then what happened, happened for good. Now, a lot of people might point out that, there, they were of the same origin, here we are talking about invaders. I say, if the invaders invaded in 11th Century, and stayed on till the 21st century, 1000 yrs. (approx.), then the invaders can be considered inhabitants of this sub-continent, because a lot of landscape has changed ever since.

    People who believed in gandhi followed him, the others killed him, they had to kill him, because they were the ‘minority (by ‘minority here, I don’t mean muslims, I mean the ‘Godse’ ideology), because had the ‘Godse’ ideology been the prevailing one, Gandhi’s ideology would have frittered away naturally. But, as they were ‘the minority’, and were not being heard, in order to be heard, they attacked and killed the very root cause, ‘Gandhi’. But alas by then it was too late, as what was to happen had already happened, and by killing gandhi nothing changed.

    India (I take the liberty to call this country India, and not Hindustaan. Lets call a carrot, a carrot), would not have been India had the ‘goras’ not colonised us. It is to fight them, that this landscape united, and got its identity, called INDIA. They taught us a lot of things.

    We Indians, back then, this land being called the, “Sone ki chidiya”, and the inhabitants of this land being very “sukhi” kind of people, did not believe in too much unwarranted violence, and adopted a policy of “live and let live”. I believe, it is because of this “sukhi” nature, it was easy to dominate and invade us. its like, ” abhi to padosi ke ghar daaka pada hai na, hum kyu chinta karey, jis din hamare ghar mein daaka padega, dekh lenge”. It was this attitude, of not fighting unitedly against invaders, that cost us our sovereignty. Brave hearts like Shivaji, Maharanaprataap, etc…who had the courage and intent to stand up are revered.

    Today, India is looked upon as a better country than Pakistan. This is largely due to the fact, that we made better choices as a country than them 68 years back. Even the best of developed countries have their share of problems. But we are still better off as a society than them. That is why probably, they are called ‘Pakistanis’, and we are called Indians, rather than Hindustanis.

    As far as the Hindu – muslim fight goes, it shall remain, it is like the ‘saas – bahu’ fight, its a fight because of conflicting ideologies. we know today the state of affairs of all muslim countries. Either they are run by dictators, or monarchs, or by military regimes / terrorists. We can be proud of ourselves by the fact we have brought this country to the place where it stands now.

    • Hi Indian.. nice comment but i feel you have not made any research about BHARATH(indian) history and history of british. how britan was before coming to bharath and how it changed after coming here and same for our own bharath how it was earlier and after british came here. And also if possible search in google about the countries invaded by european / muslim invaders. how almost entire population of that country was converted. Only bharath is such country which was invaded for almost 1000 years but still not managed to convert majority of the population here. may be raja & maharajas were not strong enough or bound by many rules of their own were defeated in wars but people of BHARATH could not be defeated. it give you proof of how hard our people fought for last 1000+ years

  • I was not patient enough to read all the comments and hence not sure whether this was already asked or not. I have mixed feelings about this write up which is more of a neutral view, but in my opinion even if all this is true then also what godse did was very much similar to what Gandhi did in the sense he acted upon him own opinion or ideology; what if he was also wrong like gandhi was? Anyways, I would like to know whether this article has a legitimate source and even if this was recorded using some media, is the translation proper or are we reading the version of somebody who translated it to English?

  • I was just comparing the faces of Godse and Gandhi.. Man!!!.. Godse looks like an intellectual of a very high calibre and energetic. Gandhi looks selfish and dumb!!

  • Hindi is the oppression of India in the hands of Darius and the Arabs. Sanskrit is Hindu. Let us not e confused. SAY NO TO HINDI!!!!!

  • I seriously don’t know why are some people so over-protective about Muslims. I don’t mean to offend anyone. But I think a lot of times, Muslims do get a lot of power, because ‘they are considered as a minority’. Damn, I guess hadn’t Godse killed Gandhi, I guess India would have been a Muslim country now. Why not take a ‘over-hyped’ example, Somehow everybody remembers the Godhra riots of 2002, because 1000s of Muslims were killed. (in the first place, I guess the no. of people killed were 952 or something). Those are the only of the few riots, or even the riots in Mumbai in the late 80’s or 90’s. I feel these riots, ( which are always highlighted ) are the only ones remembered because Muslims were killed in it. Guys, even 100s of Hindu’s were killed. Not only in the 2 riots mentioned above, but a lot of ‘dangals’ and ‘riots’ occurred earlier, wherein non or negligible amount of Muslims were killed. Finally, both these riots started because Muslims ignited the riots. Especially the Gujarat riots, by burning down the train in which Hindus were on their way back to their hometown. Altleast that was the last of the major riots. All I feel is that, we as Hindu’s do not value ourselves, or our self respect as much as maybe some oher religions do. And maybe that’s the exact reason, maybe we got evaded so many times, by so many of invaders in the course of history. Everyone, came in to do business,and then landed up ruling us.

  • Godse was very illogical in his views and naive in gandhi’s thoughts and experiments . india is a secular country we cannot just keep chanting about hindus… every other religion should have equal share either its majority or minority… its not jungle raj we are sensible people living here trying to make world better. before killing gandhi godse even din’t think what if he was wrong …there are thousands of intelligent people researching on gandhi many great personalities has said respectful word for him ..there must be something in dat person so dat the whole nation calls him gandhi. criticizing is easy but doing actual work and leading such a big versatile country towards freedom is not a very easy task beside there are millions living in country no one can please every one . GODSE WAS MOST STUPID GUY ON THIS EARTH he was so unfortunate he couldn’t understand gandhi and his philosophies.

  • He was not a Mahatma NOR a Father of the Nation since that criteria is not acknowledged by the Indian government.

    Well, let me see, where he is a Mahatma from:

    A man who slept naked with several young women, including his own niece.
    Has a gay lover that Indian government had to buy off his letter for a whopping 700,000 pounds so as to not shame the poor Mahatma. Pretty hefty tag to hide these letters from public eyes.
    Treated his wife like garbage who then took it out on the women he kept around with him, including the poor woman who left everything behind in England to become his cook.

    A man for whom Nehru jailed 20,000 RSS workers, made it an illegal organization and went after all the Brahmins from Maharashtra simply because Godse was an ex-RSS member and a Brahmin. TEN times more educated than Gandhi or Nehru!

    Here’s a few seconds worth watching if anyone wants to know about the so called BAPU!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRV8PYDIa8I

  • India is not a hindus country we muslims ruled india for more than 300 hundered years we repected your religion so you are her other wise india is a islamic state

    • @gouse: Go back to the age of Mahabharat, Ramayan. It was a hindu country then and you guys entered this country forcefully, like some of the people from your community are still entering this country illegally. So you are outsider actually. In that sense historically India is a hindu country. Because of the accomodotive nature of the hindu’s you guys still able to stay in this country with full respect and dignity. Had the hindu’s been not that accomodative you could not have entered this country on the first place. Also to brush on some of the historical facts of the Mughal dynasty that you are referring to, that also finally got defeated by Sivaji and other hindu rulers and that was almost the end of there rule. In fact the mughal’s were also able to rule this country because of the peace loving and accomodative attitude of hindu’s just by wining in battles they could not have created the dynasty that they were having.

  • @gouse…Thats why people like you should b thrown out of India…its high time…we have been too tolerant…not anymore..let Modi Ji come…he’ll screw ur happiness once for all..

  • India is secular bcos Hindus are in a majority…Hindus r peace loving and all encompassing…muslims r basically intolerant n voilent by nature…u take any country…muslims can never live in peace anywhere…the moment Muslims reach even 35 40 percent they will push for shariah law….look what they are doing in kerala…they r changing the syllabus to incl koranic learnings…they will do exactly what they did in kashmir…cleanse kashmiri hindus…cleanse hindus from India…even today for Muslims India is an unfinished agenda…show me one muslim country which is secular..both in Pakistan n bangladesh minorities r below 5 percent down from 15 20%…its high time India implements a uniform civil code n put these so called minorities in their place..and give them a choice to leave this country…letting us live in peace in our own country ..

  • No one in their life can understand Gandhi !!! what Ghodse tried is to defend himself …If we need to take Ghodse comment into consideration and think that Gandhi is the culprit then every person who does mistake will be having some foolish reason behind it

  • If Godse was logical then why he waited so long, why he didn’t killed Gandhiji on very first day when he realized that whatever Gandhiji doing is absolutely wrong.
    I am not supporting Gandhiji but I think killing him was the worst decision of Godse, and i dont think this decision to kill Gandhiji was taken by Godse only. A nice person who is thinking for the entire nation would not kill any great leader rather he would show guts to stands on his own to oppose that wrong leader.

  • Can’t believe some people aren’t able to see past their noses and today’s mentality! These guys lived in a very confined world, suppressed and manipulated by people in power, including Gandhi. He was one of the 8% ELITE INDIANS who were allowed to be educated – rest could NOT! As they say, the best way to keep public in check and under one’s thumb is to keep them ignorant and uneducated.

    How can you guys make statements like Godse should have exposed Gandhi / he should have used media’s help / he should have found other means, blah blah! Are you kidding!!! Seriously, how mental can people get!!! Stop thinking with today’s technology and its use and abuse! That time and people were far different from what we have today. Even today idiots get taken in by pathetic losers and liars like Kejriwal, a perfect replica of Gandhi’s nautanki!

  • Even today, most of the persons belonging to Islam is against India and its culture despite the fact that they live in this Country for generations. Any bomb blasts anywhere in our Country is attributed to the people from this community. In the name of Secularism as preached by Gandhiji, we have allowed them to stay back at time of division whereas Pakistan made it clear to the Hindus there that they will be treated as 3rd Citizen only and cannot expect any concessions as minority people, if they choose to continue living there. If Godsey has taken this extreme decision, it is not at spurt of the moment but after giving pros. and cons of his action. He is aware that he will be hanged to death but still he chose to.do this act as he found no way out to change Mahathma’s mind and thoughts. I do not know whether I justify his action or not, I agree with his views.

  • Its high time India is cleared of these Muslims…they r like cancer to this country. Islam is a national n international threat to world peace. This country is going to dogs bcos of its secularism….and so called secular hindus…secular hindus r the biggest idiots..and enemies of Hindus….they do not realise the sinister plans of muslims n Christians .. .its high time India is declared a Hindu nation…there r no roits in gujrat bcos Modi Ji put these muslims in their place once for all…how dare they burn a train n kill hindus in India…the bjp in gujrat screwed their happiness…Islam should be wiped out from India if not this world…

  • well lot of people said lot of things but there is history beyond hindus first of all congress is found by jinnah n he is the president of congress n obviously he wants to be prime minister of india. its normal human desire n gandhiji had no intrst in politics n here came sardar patel who played politics to move nehru forward sayiing hindus wont like jinnah being prime minister then jinnah said if so muslims also wont like vice versa so how can gandhiji decide. u want gandhji to be partial to be frank gandhiji is one person with lot of greaf aftr wat so called freedom the person who strived for equality n freedom his whole life was actually unsatisfied person at last . i really feel pitty for people who call him biased . dnt think frm hindu r muslim side think as neautral person

  • Godse salutes, but I hate you !!!!!!!!!!! reason being you made a martyr out of a man whom Nehru would have royally screwed up in due course of time. You should have allowed him to live for one more year or two, we would have seen the real face of Nehru long long back…………

  • Gandi baba thot he cud overtake the pomphret of eslime and bcum pomphret himself, but could not.
    When even Akbar badshah could not, how could gandi-baba?
    This is a severe case of 0ver-estimation by that man!

  • Gandhiji never imposed and if the masses chose to ignore him, he would have died fasting. Such were the times that we as a nation wanted clarity in purpose and action that we chose the Mahatma to lead.

    Strange we dont blame the british and stranger when we choose to glorify the killer as some form of vindication to all the ills that we continue to live with. Muslims have been nurtured by vote bank politics and todays politicians should be held accountable, not Gandhiji. I fervently hope its a minority with this RSS/Godse mindset. Time will really tell. Jai Hind

  • It is strange today sitting in independent India, we talk about the preindependence era, and people who have no contribution whatsoever towards society talk such things about gandhi.

    Gandhi was as much a human as anyone and must have done things which many people may not consider right.
    But name one person in the history of amnkind whose actions are agreeable to all. Jinnah and godse are two sides of the same coin

    Are all Hindus anti muslim ? Riots was not only done by muslims, If all of us are so anti muslim why exactly would u want pakistan unseparated?
    If not what was the alternative godse says we cant co-exist? now isnt that illogical
    If Gandhi stopped the riots in India did he not save many innocent lives? Krishna, Arjun Rama never asked to kill innocent people in the name of religion,
    he may killed gandhi thinking wrong but to think what he did was right will also be wrong

  • In my opinion ,Godseji was absolutely right.Gandhi was unfairly favourable to Muslims….Even now, Our leaders are following the footsteps of Gandhi, for vote bank.Godseji probably has not anticipated this at that time. He shot the tree but did not destroy the roots.One thing is that people of the country have realised the truth and now are aware that if they dont raise their voice now, they will become minorities one day. The point to be concentrated mainly on the polygamy and the no. of children the govt is allowing the other religions to have.and that Godse’s sacrifice should not go waste.

  • Suit yourselves.Humans first.The future is about global village. Not about my religion or my land. Gandhiji or Godseji let them be just history.The next invasion is by non earthlings.Save blood till then.

  • 2000 years back, my forefathers who were brahmins accepted christianity..and today i accepted islam and converted to become a muslim. Does that make less INDIAN..? My forefathers where Brahmins,.. my parents were christains,. i’m a muslim.. but i’m an INDIAN, no matter what my religious belief is..

  • Well Well….with the advent of BJP I think we are a step closer to eradicate the term ‘Gandhi’ that has caused setback to the progress of India. Apart from what Godse has written what infuriates me more is that he shared his name with Feroz Khan aka Gandhi, husband of Indira who was a Pakistani! This implies that a family of Pakistanis have been governing us for the past years since Independence. Its time for a change..

    • Based on your statement,
      – L.K. Advani is pakistani. Milkha Singh is pakistani.
      – All who left pakistan and settled in India during partition are therefore pakistani.
      – Indus valley civilization is pakistani.
      – And who moved from India to pakistan are in fact still indians.
      thanks for clearing this point.

  • I tend to empathize with Ghodse here. Many people say it was irrational, yes killing a life certainly is dastardly act, but you have consider the fact India was invaded by Muslims and then later taken captive by the British. India intrinsically is a Hindu State. You cannot call Country Secular when Minorities enjoy better facilities than the native people. No wonder India currently is in its state because of Nehru and Gandhi and one has empathize with folks who are native to India. Please do not call the native Indians(Hindus) as fundamentalists, they really are not but they have forced to think that way

  • I think we should give this a human angle rather than giving it a religious angle. What Gandhi did that time, may be he thought it was the best alternative at that point in time, may be it had harsher implications later.
    I think any body who lives in india with a Indian nationality is an Indian, Please do not divide by deciding on who is native and who is not.
    Its high time we should move on from these topics of discussions and think about development, I think that is the reason why modi have got such an majority with support from almost all the class of people be it from any religion or caste.
    If somebody support violence against a certain class of people then they must agree violence against Indians in UK & Australia were also justified. isn’t it? Why we feel bad if such an instance happens abroad?
    We should understand that these violence are situational and mostly are created by few people for their personal benefits.

  • I feel British would still be here, what they have looted from India is nothing when compared to the looting done by the congressies so far. These congressies aptly carried the principle of divide and rule and greatly profited for themselves right from nehru to rahul. While british developed the contry, congressies developed themselves from rags to riches. One MP from Andhra amassed more than one lack crore rupees in just five years and this is just one example.

    Coming to religious issue., not only in past even you can see now also the dominance of muslim groups in more violence and extremisim not only in India even in Pakistan.

    The principles of islam is like that but not all muslims can be blamed for extremism, there are many of them stook in front line for the benefit of humanity.

    In any case its hindus and hinduism that lost men and valor and is still continuing.

  • what m.k. gandhi did was the need of the hour…fear of not getting freedom later on was the striking force behind his decision …. he saw success as two individual free nations … gandhi and party and people were so exhausted by the struggle for freedom that the only dream was freedom.. at any cost ..

    what godse did was illegal and illogical… killing someone is not a solution … in a case where probability of backfiring is so high … because m.k.gandhi was a hero of many one’s … “” he should have put his point in a legal and systematic way “”… it would have been more probable for him to achieve what he wanted … i.e priority to army …

  • What a loser. His rationalizations are ridiculous. Fact remains, he killed an unarmed man who never committed any crime and who never wanted harm on anyone. For that, he deserved this punishment. A religious bigot who calls himself a freethinker and at the same time believes that hindus are special.

    Why are we giving this lunatic so much importance?

  • I dont understand these political things, what i believe is HUMANITY is the biggest religion.. No religion teaches to do wrong things.. We are still fighting on religion why cant we stay together as humans as every religion teaches humanity.. If something wrong is done by Muslims will not become right just bcz they are muslims.. wrong will b always wrong if its done by any person irrespective of any religion.. Instead of going back to history n keep fighting on religions,caste & community lets stay together as human.. lets b responsible citizens of our contury, contribute whatever we can like educating poor kids etc.. & together as “WE” lets work for the growth of our country. If someone is not able to do anything for his country then better stay as a “HUMAN” than making people fight on religion.. Thank u Jai Hind… Mohammed Moinuddin

  • listen you idiot Bhagwad, dont you ever called Mr. Godse a lunatic ,people like Godse ,Bhagat singh are real heroes and freedom fighter,people like gandhi are just have nothing to do with freedom and all things ,it was because of gandhi that india got freedom after 20 years otherwise it would be with bhagat singh.
    and Godse it absolutely right ,if gandhi is so curious about freedom then why he was on fast to evacuate jama masjid which was occupied by hindu refugee.
    why Gandhi have not bothered about hindu suffering in pakistan and who is he to decide to create a muslim country.

  • God should spare you when you comment on Gandhi, Speaking in forum is easy than fighting in battle field without weapons. He fought for our freedom, respect his efforts. He never seperated two communties who want be wth each oher he seperated who want to be seperated.

  • I know this is true.iam history student
    Any how the people have to read this.ihave a dream that is in our rupee notes subhas chsndra boss pic iwant to see

  • there is never good or bad that ever exits,whatever it is that is just the person’s thinking at that time….even if we consider mahabharatha ,ramayana all of them try to teach how to be good..hw to destroy the evil for sake of wellness of people…even in this case all persons can’t be right,or all can’t be wrong..so what matters is the person’s perception,and where is he destined to and on what his moral side stood..so may be gandhi is trying to make a secular country where he is very well known for mind games,might be that godsey didn’t get what gandhi was trying to do..but after reading this post godsey justified his work…by explaining to others

  • What ever the reason is given to kill Gandhi but one thing is certain that the killer and the mentality behind the killing were thinking that Gandhi is converted to Islam and he the extremists did not tolerate his conversion particularly when Gandhi demanded to give the due shares of Pakistan assets in India must be given to them. The history never told this story to our youngsters in our textbooks.

  • As I think these all reasons raised by Nathuram Godse was not only the result of him only but it was prepared with a lot of RSS learned scholars (so called) of that time. It was just because they was not having the real essence knowledge of neither Hinduism nor Islamic.

  • I feel the division in hindsight is a boon for Hindus. I dont know what would have happened if we were united India with a populaton of 150 crores and Muslims being 1/3rd. The kind of fananticism exhibited by this religious group would have been detrimental to existence of the Hindus…

  • What an eye opening article, it really has changed my perspective about Nathuram Godse. I really didnt knew anything about Godse. I now want to apologize to such a great person coz one day i used a word called mad man for nathuram godse. I was writing an essay on mahatma gandhi ( not mahatma any more for me ) in my school exam and I wrote that a mad man called Nathuram Godse killed mahatma gandhi but now I realize my mistake and take my words back

  • India got freedom after a long time. Had Mahatma’s principles not followed India wud hav won freedom even earlier. Naturam Godse has rightly justifed his killing of Gandhi..And has also surrendered to d cops immediately aftr d incident though unlike any other person would run for covers..

  • Lord Mountbatten regretted for not waiting until Jinnah’s death, because he didn’t know he had cancer – If the decision to grand freedom was delayed up to Jinnah’s demise there wouldn’t be a Pakistan. (Freedom at midnight)

  • It really pains to see the way how our country fellows are treating the Father of our Nation..according to Godse if anybody’s views are not matched then one should kill him??? then after more than 60 years of independence we can find many such examples in the indian political scenario whom we don’t like or don’t support their views then we should kill him??? what reasons he gave against him same can be given against him also vice versa…how can he compare the Mahatma with Ravan or Kansa?? does he adbucted anybody’s wife???does he killed innocent children or imprisoned his own father like Kansa??? does he tried to molest his own brother’s wife in front of all like the kauravas??? his views & thoughts clearly shows that he has been completely brainwashed by the fanatics!!! Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose also didn’t liked Gandhiji’s policies but for that he didn’t killed him??? instead he used to respect him… he drifted himself away from the Congress and joined a different party… later he did the service for the country in his own way… Netaji Subhash’s closest right hand man was a muslim Maj Habibur Rehman!! those fools who are sharing these facts on facebook on their walls without trying to understand the greatness of our country, its diversity on religion or language are really pathetic and to be sympathesized… VIEWS AND POLICY MAY DIFFER BUT NO ONE GAVE THE RIGHT TO KILL ANYBODY FOR THAT REASON… one should respect each other as a human being and Gandhiji was really Great in that aspect… EVEN OUR FINGERS OF OUR HANDS ARE NOT OF THE SAME SIZE SO THAT REASON SHOULD WE CUT THEM??? Our views may differ even with our own Family Members so shall we kill them???? THANK GOD GODSE DIDN’T MARRIED OTHERWISE BEFORE KILLING THE MAHATMA HE WOULD HAVE KILLED HIS OWN WIFE AND CHILDREN FIRST!!!!!!! Actually He was a patient of Depression!!! and the INTELLECTUALS of our country who are supporting him are also like him and they should be immediately sent to a MENTAL ASYLUMS!!! They shouldn’t marry and start a family because they are unfit for it not MEDICALLY BUT MENTALLY!!!

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s way of non-violence and his strong belief in non-violence was an unprecedented strive for freedom by Indians which forced the British to give us freedom. The fact of having hindustani as our nation language was an attempt to unite both hindus and muslims. That doesn’t mean Gandhi took sides. He was not the one who gave machetes and guns to hindus and muslims to fight. It was the people who are fanatic and who cannot reason out things did it. Even I think his way of non-violence wouldn’t have suited for the future of the country as aggressive intent was required but his idea of non-violence and his belief in that got us independence. We should thank him for that and for making hindustan united for the struggle.

  • Well ! This article too adds up to my knowledge about the dirty politics, policies and history which we all have been following, was written by some good for nothing two bit of looser’s and made us believe in what never happened. Ah-ah ! Hey Almighty, please spare the mentally retard’s for what they have committed is not a sin but a mistake. #stilllaughing.
    I am and will always be a patriot and a true follower of the real Krantikari’s who’s names only appear in the so called history books, but are considered the “other elements”. Super-humans like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Keshav(Bal) Gangadhar Tilak etc should be followed religiously as their contribution led us to live the lives we are living right now and should be given a higher consideration and a strong identity in present also in the future which can help the next generation to gain some real good knowledge of the sacrifices of these great leaders. Historians have always lambasted the reports as a gross distortion of the truth. And now we should stop it.
    For me, Gandhi’s and Nehru’s were never Mahatma’s and they never will be.
    Period.
    #frustratedIndian

  • i respect for ideology of gandhi ji….because he was avoiding all those practices which may lead to mass killing of people irrespective of community they belong to…. his intentions were never to please muslim or to angry hindus….his aim was to save humanity and human race…because whenever any riot or danga occurs…people of both communities are killed which increases further aggression among them…turning into a massacre.
    so i respect gandi ji and his ideology and if u r a true indian u should also try to understand his principles.
    kyunki koi bhi DANGA HO….MARTA BHI INSAN HI HAI…AUR MAARTA BHI INSAAN HI HAI…

  • It will be more proper to think what is right of us to do next than what has already happened by hooliganinsm. Think stead fast on the present requirements of our nation by evaluating the past and the present political scenario of the world. Godse had done what is right even now. The situations in Iraq, Middle East and African Countries shows Islam has become a curse and their Scriptural references make threat to the Humanity as a whole and the existance of world peace. So it is high time to think whether such a Belief System will give any good to the world in future and come forward to rewrite the same with humane love for Life, Soul the only divinity ever identified with God in Man.

  • Very first let me put a light on one thing that “what is already happened can never be changed”
    I have read a book wriiten by GOPAL GODSE brother of N GODSE and who was also accused in the same case of killing M Gandhi. And was also imprisoned for the same.
    He has written n showed all the proofs in his book of whatever incidents took place at that time.Let me tell people who saying that N Godse was psycho is not right. because when he killed M Gandhi he himself surrendered himself and asked the cop to check his Blood Pressure which was normal after checking it, that means he was perfectly fine with his mental state. And N Godse was never against muslism but his sole intension to kill M Gandhi was only that after the division of INDIA PAK… there was lot of killing of indian people. and also M Gandhi and other fellowmates of govt that time were planning to divide hyderabad from india. N Godse was RSS member n a strong follower gandhi. But he jus dint wanted india to be divided. He always dreamt of ‘AKHAND BHARAT’. and stil his ashes are not yet immersed because his last wish was, ” my ashes should be immersed in a river of AKHAND BHARAT”, which he also said wil take place one day.
    Hope some day india pak gets united and becomes one country and all this fights takes a full stop.

  • I strongly feel that the wrongs of Gandhi greatly over weigh his rights. I fully agree with the statement of Natthuram Godse wherein he states that It was always the hindus who became the victims of the experiments performed by Gandhi.
    In fact 30th January should be celebrated as DUSHERA II.

  • So, Godse, self confessed killer/murderer, says if you disagree with someone, kill them! How moronic. This is where the crunch for any extremist – of any type – comes ; If they disagree and can’t convince others (i.e, get voted in with their views), they will resort to killing their opponent and then eulogise “patriotism” or any such excuse to justify their murderous intent. Be careful of their poison. Agreeing with thoughts never justifies taking of life.

  • Nathu did the right thing i do not know the entire story and do not wish to know but Gandhi name has never givem me positive vibes/feelings.

  • I’m a Muslim from Pakistan and when I was growing up, due to textbook content, I developed adverse feelings for Mahatma Gandhi. My textbooks were written by British scholars too and therefore I assumed they were unbiased. The older I got, the more I tried to understand this issue from a different perspective and so let me share with you my sentiments.
    It is interesting for me to note that all the above comments are indirectly advocating for a Hindu-populous India whereas their claim is of being secular. The religious population within India also consist of atheism, Buddhism, Christianity and, very largely, Muslims. Pakistan was created for the sole reason that Muslims wanted a separate identity because even now, as the above comments have indicated, the Hindus did not want their recognition. From what I have studied, Gandhi opposed this for whatever reason and Muslims continued to be oppressed. Our mosques were burned, and pigs were thrust into it. There were targeted killings and general religious discriminations towards the Muslims. I think it is imprudent that you try to read more about your history from different perspectives as I have tried l, in order to see that perhaps there was more to Gandhi’s agenda than to ‘support the Muslims’ because he wanted Hindu laws even in Muslim majority areas and this goes against your very concept of ‘secularism’

  • I think the discussion is on NathuRam Godse’s final address to the court. What he did was his perception, comprehension and this is what has been narrated. Who are we to judge and submit our views / opinions on whether what he did was correct or incorrect ?? He did what he had to do and took full responsibility for his actions !!! Period !!!

    This debate is endless !! Statements like cowards, bullish, guts, insanity, hypocrites, moronic etc etc are going to reverse the history ?? We love to express our opinions on people, past and things..are they gonna change anything ? Paper Tigers are we ?

    Why don’t people comprehend that Religion/s were introduced by so called Humans, for creating a divide amongst fellow citizens. Those were wise men who had very vested interests. Then came various casts within the religion :))

    Now that the religions do exist and none of us can change that (can we ??)…let us respect them and endeavour to spread the message of Peace ??

    Very few will understand the jist of above submissions..ironically that was the intent of those who created the religion, politics – Divide and Rule !! I have no intent to start another debate or seek any opinions on this. Please endeavour hard not too !! Am only submitting my initials for obvious reasons..

    Wish you all Happiness, Peace and Good Health !!

  • Godse was appointed by nehru himself as gandhi was by this time …going against nehru….no body saw ”dead body” of godse after his ”hang till death”…………..my grandfather was in INA., he revealed this to us.