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Published in History & Culture


Published in History & Culture


Nathuram Godse: History will weigh my act and find the true value

Carrying fire in the heart of being true man of Hindutva and proved his firmness on his decision and plan. Godse is the one who had terminated the father of India down on 30th Jan 1948 (17:17 IST) and had left the entire nation in shock.

"Nathuram Godse's recorded statement. He was carrying fire in the heart of being a true man of Hindutva and proved his firmness on his decision and plan. Godse is the one who had terminated the father of India down on 30th Jan 1948 (17:17 IST) and had left the entire nation in shock."

Who killed Gandhi?

The First question in the head of any individual (in a new developed brain) would die to know, let it be Indian or from another countries. Upon hearing the name of accuse, Nathuram Godse and second question might appear “why?”, Nathu is the only one who could tell us. But he was sentenced to (death) hang on 15 Nov 1949 in Ambala jail.

“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.”

Nathuram Godse

Why I killed Gandhi?

Natthram Godse
The trial of persons accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination opened in the Special Court in Red Fort Delhi on May 27, 1948. A Close up of the accused persons. Left to right front row: Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Narayan Dattatraya Apte and Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkar. Seated behind are (from left to right) Diganber Ram Chandra Badge, Shankar s/o Kistayya, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Gopal Vinayak Godse and Dattatrays Sadashiv Parachure. (pc - Wikipedia)

The book written by Nathuram Godse. Seems like planned and plotted murder of Gandhi. Why someone would want to tell the reasons behind the assassination of Gandhi in a book to know the entire world, “why I did it”. Why was none of the person, not at all listen to Godse during hearings in the court? Neither he wanted a favour or mercy to show on him.

All the questions being asked and answered in this book. The book is written by Nathuram Godse’s real brother Gopal Godse. It has the original statement given by Nathuram Godse. The writer narrates all the events that occurred takes us through the day of assassination till the day Nathu was hanged.

Nathuram was born (19 May 1910) in a Brahmin family, a Hindu Nationalism, in Pune. His parents believed bearing a male child was cursed so far in his family. All three brothers of Nathuram died in their early childhood. He was fourth and to avoid succession of death, his parents (father, Vinayak Vamanrao Godse and his mother, Godavari) named him Ramchandra, but parents raised Nathu like a girl until his younger brother born. Thus, he got a nickname, Nathuram (Nath — piercing on the nose of a woman and Ram comes from his real name, Ramchandra).

Nathu’s (past member of Rashtria Swayamsewak Sangh) karma killing Gandhi mostly triggered by deviating decision (during the partition) and thoughts of Gandhi, as per his statements and opinions, if Gandhi did not protest withheld 55 crores to Pakistan, Gandhi could have saved from being assassin of Godse. Not only this but there are some other factors which are also linked with Partition of India into India and Pakistan, and aftermath. Godse was a part of a radical group of Hindu Nationalism (mainly express social and political thoughts) who shot three bullets in the chest of Gandhi. He claimed that Gandhi is also supporter of Muslim Community and future inroad of Pakistan thus, it was enough to burst Godse into anger when Gandhi protested withheld instalment to Pakistan (55 crore due to pay).

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.

Nathuram Godse from why I killed Gandhi

Why Gandhi Protest Withheld Amount Due to Pay to Pakistan

There was a valid reason behind that. During the partition, in the presence of viceroy, Mountbatten and other people of both the country (Jinnah, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and some other influential political leaders) had mutual agreements and terms. In the opinion of Lord Mountbatten, withheld 55 crores would amount to violation of agreed conditions and brought it to the notice of Gandhi.

Hence, Gandhi did so because, first because of, Pakistani Aggression in Kashmir where Gandhi had to go to Delhi, fasted and prayed to compel the government of India to release the amount to Pakistan. And second, Gandhi’s ethnic side couldn’t resist him from denying the agreement during the partition. To proceed with his great determination of “do or die”, he was in Delhi and continued his stay there to restore the peace in the country.

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.

Nathuram Godse

Mastermind behind the assassination of M K Gandhi

Group of suspect of Gandhi's Murder
Group of suspect of Gandhi's Murder

There were eight people linked to his murder case, those are Shankar Kistaiya, Gopal Godse, Madan Lal Pahwa, Digamber Ramchandra Badge, Narayan Apte, Vinayak D Savarkar, Nathuram Godse and Vishnu Karkare. But the most powerful person of mastermind in building the plot and plan, the police suspected 60-year-old Savarkar.

Nathuram Godse’s final and the last words in the High Court of Punjab,

“I have to say with great regret that Prime Minister Nehru quite forgets that his preachings and deeds are sometimes 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 a 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 the future.” Continue reading.

Also Read: Mahatma Gandhi: “I Do Not Remember Having Ever Told A Lie”. Also, read how Jinnah regretted on the demand of Pakistan and died at pick.

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