Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. The Hindu Mahasabha, approached and shot him three times in the chest.

Mahatma Gandhi, assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi on 30 January 1948.

Gandhi was outside on the steps where a prayer meeting was going to take place, surrounded by a part of his family and some followers.

When Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist and prominent member of Hindu Mahasabha, approached and shot him three times in the chest at close range.

Gandhi take back inside the Birla House, where he died.

Nathuram Godse and his fellow conspirators Digambar Badge, Gopal Godse, Narayan Apte, Vishnu Karkare.

And Madanlal Pahwa identified as prominent members of the Hindu Mahasabha.

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

Along with them, police arrested Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who suspected of being the mastermind behind the plot.

While the trial resulted in convictions and judgments against the others, Savarkar  released on a technicality.

Even though there was evidence that the plotters met Savarkar only days before carrying out the murder and had received the blessings of Savarkar.

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi The Kapur Commission in 1967 established that Savarkar was in close contact with the plotters for many months.

The accused put on trial at Peterhoff, Shimla which housed the Punjab High Court. Savarkar acquitted and set free due to lack of evidence.

The trial ran for eight months before Justice Atma Charan passed his final order on 10 February 1949.

Eight men convicted for the murder conspiracy, and others convicted for violation of the Explosive Substances Act.

Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte sentenced to death by hanging and the remaining six including Godse’s brother.

Gopal sentenced to life imprisonment although Dattatraya Parchure, who found guilty in the original trial later acquitted on appeal.

Nathuram Godse keeps on emphasising the democratic and reasonable character of his own political position.”

With friends like Elst, the Sangh Parivar needs no enemies.

He lets loose some candid admissions: “During Partition, some Sangh workers active in taking revenge.

On Muslims inside India (as eyewitnesses have told me), doing some bullying of their own.

That similar martial RSS feats took place in the far more dangerous circumstances of the territory allotted to Pakistan.

Disputed by the movement’s habitual critics.” Thus, the RSS also performed inside Pakistan.

Quoting approvingly from Godse’s statement, Elst explains that Godse “thought that Gandhi  become an obstacle to the well-being of the nation to which both of them devoted.

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

In that case, the interests of the nation to be put before the lives of its servants.”

On Godse’s disassociation with the RSS, we are told “Nathuram contrived to create the impression that the RSS little to do with him.

Simply to avoid creating more trouble for the RSS in the difficult post-assassination months”. Gopal explains:

“He has said in his statement that he left the RSS.

He said it because Golwalkar and the RSS were in a lot of trouble after the murder of Gandhi. But he did not leave the RSS.”

There is really no controversy here. Nathuram Godse never rejected the RSS, but he was not functioning within the RSS structure in the years before the murder.

He had chosen to do political work, whereas the RSS scrupulously stayed out of party politics. Ideologically, he still was an RSS man.

As for Savarkar, “Godse was an ardent follower” of his. After a thorough probe a former judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice J.L. Kapur, held that “all these facts taken together were destructive of any theory other than the conspiracy to murder by Savarkar and his group”.

The Sessions Court did not hear the testimony of Savarkar’s bodyguard Appa Ramachandra Kasar and his secretary Gajanan Vishnu Damle in the trial proceedings in 1948-49.

The omission is inexplicable. Both, however, testified after Savarkar’s death to the Kapur Commission in 1965-66; crucially on Godse.

And [Narayan] Apte’s visit to Savarkar on January 23, 1948. Ambiguity on their earlier visits on January 14 and 17 led to Savarkar’s acquittal.

Hindu extremist organization RSS assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

Both “sat with him in the garden” and he blessed them on January 17, “Yashasvi houn ya” (Be successful and come).

On February 26, 2003, the BJP regime had Savarkar’s portrait installed in Parliament House where Gandhi’s portrait had stood for years.

It was out to redefine India’s polity. Whitewashing Savarkar and Godse is part of that sordid game.

Would you shake hands with an assassin of any of your kin who is acquitted by the court in circumstances like these?

Would the leaders of the BJP or the RSS? Yet they want the nation to accept him as a hero because he articulated their credo of communal hate.

This represents their true character, their false apologies notwithstanding