THE MAKING OF “MAHATMA” – A SORDID TALE OF DECEPTION AND TRECHERY(1)
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1. Let’s recount the situation that prevailed in India just before Gandhi arrived on the scene from South Afrca.
2. Prominent revolutionaries such as Bagha Jatin , Aurobindo Ghosh , Surya Sen, jatin das, MN Roy etc were fanning the
fire of Independence.
3. There were young patriots like Khudiram Bose and Rash Behari Bose. Kudiram Bose was the youngest revolutionary of Bharat.
4. Lokamanya Bal Gangadhara Tilak supported Khudiram’s bomb explosion at Muzaffarpur, and was sentenced to six years’ in Mandalay.
5. The British sent to prison to Kaala Pani of the great patriot, Ganesh Baburao Savarkar, the elder brother of Veer Savarkar.
6. On 17th Aug 1909, Madan Lal Dhingra was hanged for avenging this exile and imprisonment of G.B.Savarkar.
7. Indian thirst for Independence was very strong and its revolutionary movement was about to burst into a vocano that Brits cant handle.
8. The British desperately needed to douse this flame and they realized that it can only be done from within. Gandhi played his faithful role.
9. The British desperately needed to douse this flame & they realized that it can only be done from within.
10. Here comes the shocking truth! Gandhi the arch-enemy of the revolution played this despicable role of aborting it from within.
11. Gandhi for the first 18 years was a kid going to school, for the next 6 years he was in England.
12. Thereafter for 23 years he stayed in South Africa. Comes to India when he was past 47.
13. How does such a person with literally no root in India’s freedom struggle suddenly become so famous?
14. What was his contribution that had captured the imagination of people in the vast country of India?
15. There was no radio nor television and not even newspaper those days.
16. People were vastly poor and illiterate all over India and how would anyone suddenly know someone from South Africa?
17. These questions agitated my mind for a very long time. The answers were thereafter discernible.
18. British understood that Gandhi’s harmless and nonviolent Satyagraha would pose no threat to the British Empire.
19. British, at that time, were terribly afraid of violent freedom struggle launched by the patriots of Bengal, Maharastra & Punjab.
20 Gandhi, through his speeches and writings, managed to expose that he was against any sort of violence in Indian freedom
21. Gokhale was loved by the British for being the best stooge that they made him CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) in 1904.
22. Gokhale was told by Britain to mentor Gandhi, so that he can hand over the mantle to him, later in case his health went bad.
23. In 1912, Gokhale was told to go to South Africa and do the preliminary training of Gandhi.
24. Gandhi himself had written that Gokhale was his mentor and guide.
25. Gokhale was also the role model and mentor of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the future Shia Muslim founder of Pakistan.
26. Jinnah in 1912, aspired to become, in his own words, the “Muslim Gokhale”!
27. It was not difficult for the British to understand that Gandhi’s harmless and nonviolent Satyagraha would pose no threat to the British Empire.
28. Gandhi used to say, “A Satyagrahi should expect to get killed by an aggressor and not to kill him”.
29. Frankly Rothschild sent Gandhi to India to sabotage the simmering freedom movement. (from http://inqlabjindabaad.blogspot.ca/2012/09/truth-about-mahatma-gandhi-must-read.html )
30. Tata the Opium agents of Rothschild in Bombay had sent huge amount of money to Gandhi, for the pomp and show soon to unfold.
31. The railway station was decorated and even the British joined the grand reception fit for King George!
32. Gokhale told Gandhi to tour extensively all over India in 3rd class train, to give a “darshan” to all Indians.
33.Such was the curiosity raised by endless propaganda of the great Mahatma– that thousands lines up along railway tracks, doing namaste.
34. We dont know if Goebbels won in Germany but the media blitzkrieg for Gandhi was an astonding success!
35.At Calcutta another Opium agent of Rothschild, GD Birla, jumped into the crowd and started pulling Gandhi’s carriage with great gusto!
36. The Governor of Bombay was told by Rothschild to bestow Gandhi the title of “Kaiser E Hind” .
37. The British made sure that every railway station was jam packed with awe struck Indians.
38. Who is this Maha Meru who gave the British and even the King of England, an inferiority complex?
39. At Lucknow Nehru was introduced to Gandhi, as per the Rothschild blueprint. He would be groomed to take over the mantle from Gandhi.
40. After landing at Bombay Gandhi wrote to colonial Governor of Bombay expressing his promise that he would always abide by his instructions.
41. Having been pumped up to be popular Gandhi had a job to do.
42. Gandhi, immediately on reaching India, started recruiting Indian soldiers for the British army, in his eagerness for loyalty to Empire.
43. Gandhi personally travelled far and wide and addressed meetings in his bid to recruit soldiers for Britain. Confused Indians used to ask him: “Why should we help the British invader? What good will it do to us? What had Britain done to deserve our blood?”
44. 13,83,000 Indian soldiers were recruited as a direct result of Gandhi’s actions for overseas action.
45. No other country but India provided this many soldiers. In fact soldier count-wise the war was between India & axis powers.
46. And India had no stake in the war! Such was the immense deception that Gandhi played for the British Imperialists!
47. The British Crown, could have never ever had forced drafting of such a huge number, and given them guns and bullets.
48. Out of this 1.11 lakh or 111000 soldiers were killed in action. There is no count on those who lost their limbs.
49. Britain used Indians in the worst areas of war, in dangerous sectors, in the front lines as canon fodder.
50. Brave Indian soldiers were used in the suicidal areas on the Western Front, in the “deadly” Battle of Gallipoli, in the Sinai, Palestine, Mesopotamia Campaigns, the Siege of Kut and in the Battle of Tanga in East Africa.
51. This is the contribution of Gandhi right after arrival from South Africa. The worst is yet to come.
52.Gandhi under the stealthy but sure protective umbrella of the British used a tactics of openly demoralize & disarm the revolutionaries.
53. On April 24, 1915, in a meeting organized by the Madras Bar Association, Gandhi declared to a shocked audience, “It gives me the greatest pleasure this evening at this very great and important gathering to re-declare my loyalty to the British Empire and my loyalty is based upon very selfish grounds. As a passive resister I discovered that I could not have that free scope which I had under the British Empire … and I discovered that the British Empire has certain ideals with which I have fallen in love.” Difficult to believe this, right?
54. Gandhi never lost an opportunity to condemn the patriotic revolutionaries of India to please the British.
55. He publicly appealed to the volatile youths of Bengal and Punjab, to give up violence.
56. On April 27, 1915, he asked the students of Madras to give up political assassination, political dacoities and conquer the conquerors not by shedding blood, but by sheer force of “spiritual predominance” (sic!).
57. Gandhi condemned violence and said that it was an evil path and that all revolutionaries were anarchists.
58. Gandhi deplored Tilak on the charge of inciting Indians against British rule.
59. Gandhi chastised tall leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose, because they were in favour of immediate independence.
60. Only idiots cant see that all such utterances of Gandhi overjoyed the British invaders.
61. Sir Samuel Hoare, the Viscount of Templewood, made a comment that “Gandhi was one of the best friends of the British”.
62. Afghan Amir Habibulla was murdered in February 1919 and was succeeded by his son Amanullah, who was suspected of being behind the murder.
63. Incited by revolutionaries from India, he tried to rally his forces by attacking the British.
64. His Afghan troops crossed through the Khyber Pass into India in early May, calling on the tribes to rise.
65. Other Afghans were joined by Wazirs and Mahsuds, but they were repelled by General Dyer’s forces.
66. The British defeated the Afghan forces in the Khyber and occupied the frontier town of Dakka.
67. After planes dropped bombs on Kabul and Jalalabad, Amanullah agreed to a truce in August.
68. He negotiated with the Bolsheviks but signed a treaty with the British in November 1921.
69. During the interval Waziristan was out of control. Regular troops from India had to replace the tribal militias.
70. The Sedition Committee named after Justice Rowlatt had submitted its report in April 1918.
71. It led to the repressive Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act also known as Rowlatt Act in March 1919.
72. This act empowered a spl. court to meet in secret & sentence without trial anyone it chooses.
73. They could search and arrest anyone without a warrant, and the confined person had no right to a lawyer.
74. The sentence would demand anyone to furnish security, to reside in a particular area, or to abstain from any specified act.
75. The revolutionary movement (not the Congress) called for a hartal for March 30, and police fired on a crowd in Delhi, killing 8 people.
76. Another hartal was called for April 6.
77. In the Punjab Lt.-Governor Michael O’Dwyer had been ruthlessly suppressing the rights of the people and insulting the educated.
78. He interned hundreds of people, censored the press, and blocked nationalist papers from coming into the province.
79. The two hartals of March 30 & April 06 were fairly peaceful, but on April 9 he deported two prominent leaders.
80. Upon hearing this a crowd marched and police fired upon them killing 6.
81. The crowd became furious and murdered five Europeans, and destroyed several buildings.
82. General Reginald Dyer arrived on April 12 with several hundred troops and began by arresting people and banning all meetings.
83. A public meeting was called for April 13 in the enclosed courtyard at Jallianwala Bagh to protest arrests.
84.Dyer did not warn people it was illegal and ordered troops to fire at the densest part of the crowd of 10,000 people for ten minutes.
85. 1,650 bullets were fired, but they killed 379 and wounded 1,137 people. Dyer did not even have anyone take care of the wounded.
86. Martial law was declared in Amritsar on April 15, and it was not lifted until June 11.
87. Airplanes with machine guns killed at least nine and wounded sixteen people, but unofficial estimates were much higher.
88.Colonialists charged 298 people, 51 were sentenced to death, 46 to transportation for life, and 104 to imprisonment for 3 years or more.
89. General Drake-Brockman of Delhi also made the statement, “Force is the only thing that an Asiatic has any respect for.
90. About 1,200 lives were lost, and more than 3,600 were wounded. The Viceroy refused to postpone the death sentences.
91. General Dyer was however censured and later relieved of his command. (Is it a punishment or a pat?)
92. General Dyer was regarded as a savior of the British empire by many, and the English ladies in India raised £26,000 for him.
93. The British decided to employ Gandhi to divert and douse the revolutionary flame.
94. Gandhi called the people to give up violence and asked them to go through self-purification by prayer and fasting!
95. People became furious. So the police escorted him from a railway station near Delhi to Bombay.
96. News was planted in Bombay and Ahmedabad that the govt was deporting Gandhi from Delhi to Bombay.
97. The crowd retaliated with peaceful demonstration but police indulged in firing killing 28 and wounding 123.
98. Gandhi ‘suspended’ the agitation to which he was not in the lead (!) and announced he is on a 3 day fast.
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