The ABHM launched the website in Meerut to commemorate the day Mahatma Gandhi's killer was hanged -- November 15, 1949
Meerut: Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha launched a website, www.nathuramgodse.in, to commemorate November 15 as Balidan Diwas. Nathuram Godse was hanged to death on November 15, 1949 for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.
According to Munna Kumar Sharma, national general secretary of the Hindu Mahasabha, the website is a tribute to the “real forgotten hero” and would serve as an information base about Godse’s deeds.
The website went live yesterday and has a six-member team to operate it. The home page of the website has a statement from Nathuram Godse that states his reasons for taking the ultimate step of killing Gandhi.
The statement says, “The Congress, which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism, secretly accepted Pakistan and abjectly surrendered to Jinnah.”
It further adds, “I do not desire any mercy to be shown to me. I did fire shots at Gandhiji in open daylight. I did not make any attempt to run away; in fact I never entertained any idea of running away. I did not try to shoot myself for, it was my ardent desire to give vent to my thoughts in an open court.”
Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice-president, Hindu Mahasabha, said that they would soon approach the President of India to include Nathuram Godse’s life history in school textbooks. A memorandum has been prepared and will be sent soon, he added.
The Hindu Mahasabha, Hindu Sena and Maharana Pratap Battalion yesterday organised a program to commemorate Godse’s death anniversary as Shaurva Diwas in Panvel near Mumbai. Godse assassinated the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on January 30, 1948.
New Delhi: Rejecting the Congress Party’s charge that it was involved in programmes celebrating Nathuram Godse’s 66th death anniversary, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday said it has nothing to do with such right-wing organisations.Some organisations are carrying out programmes in the name of Godse, we condemn that, and in fact, we have nothing to do with any of these organisations, said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. Patra also added that it is absolutely appalling to learn that the Congress without checking any facts tries to malign the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Without getting their facts right the Congress party out of frustration starts maligning the name of BJP is absolutely a wrong trend,” he added.
'Felicitating Godse is destroying society'
The president of the Bihar unit of the JD-U, Vashishtha Narayan Singh, yesterday lashed out at Hindu Mahasabha, Hindu Sena and Maharana Pratap Battalion for commemorating Godse’s 66th death anniversary saying people destroying the society are felicitating murderers like Godse. “The one who killed Gandhi is being felicitated and the people who are destroying society are felicitating Godse,” Singh said.
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