Friday, May 17, 2013
Sh Ram Chandra Vinayak Godse /
Sh Nathuram Vinayak Godse
“Desh Bhakti Hai Paap Yadi to Mai hoon paapi Ghor Bhayankar,
” 19 May 1949 while Nathuram was at Shimla.Dattatraya, who was released from detention from the Yeravada Central Prison (Pune, Maharashtra) a few months earlier, had gone to Simla to attend the Court for hearing the proceedings. In the evening of the 19th May, he was preparing to go to see Nathuram to greet him on the occasion of his birthday, when a girl came to see him. Dattatraya had casually seen her in the court. The girl requested Dattatraya to take her to Nathuram as she wanted to see him.But, Dattatraya told her only relatives are permitted.She relied :I shall manage that. Simply take me to the cell where he is lodged. She then disclosed her identity. She was the daughter of a sitting High Court Judge but not on the Bench which was hearing the appeals. She had a small basket of fruit and some flowers. The authorities noted the name of Dattatraya as the only visitor and allowed the girl to accompany him. The girl paid her respects to Nathuram, and offered the flowers and fruit to him. In a few words she expressed her appreciation. From the bottom of the basket she took out a sweater. She wanted it to pass on to Nathuram. The officer on duty checked it and allowed.Wear this sweater one day while arguing the case. I shall feel happy.She said. Nathuram thanked her and agreed to wear it. The late Maulana Azad has observed in his book, India Wins Freedom on page 225, ‘Some women from respectable families sent him (Nathuram) a sweater they had knitted for him’, whereby he wanted to show how even the elite classes also considered Nathuram a hero. It was a fact.”
A Patriot whose patriotism is ether maliciously misinterpreted or tactfully undermined
If any one thinks he was Communal,or Anti National it would be wrong & proof of person’s mental disability. Government of India had & has suppressed many to be correct all things about him. His & Book on Him “Gandhi wadh Kyun & Gandhi wadh aur Mai”,statements, letters etc. were all banned from the public until recently,I cant understand Govt’s Motive Behind it.
If He was so called Hindu Fanatic or Communal he would have gone out killing Muslims,as doing sewa in Refugee camp he would have visualized the atrocities through Hindu’s went in Pakistan, but not even a single incident proves this.
Going by his article,Letters,Statement and book by his brother on him one thing comes out in a clear way; He was no fanatic.His brilliant statement in court provide’s his mental stability and commitment to nation nothing else,During his statement he showed his respect to Gandhiji, He never even once spoke wrong about him as a invidual,he only condemned His & congress policies which were sabotaging Nation maa Bharti. We should also understand his anger as He along with several others had been working with the Hindu refugees fleeing from Pakistan.Naration of Inhumanity,Animal like behaviour,Rape etv committed on them was boiling like LAVA in him the same feeling which will come in our mind if it happens to any of our family member.Fact is for him Nation was his family.
Justice Khosla’s Observation (
full Bench of the East Punjab High Court comprising Justice Amarnath Bhandari,
Achhru Ram and Gopaldas Khosla)
highlight of the appeal before us was the discourse delivered by Nathuram Godse
in his defence. He spoke for several hours discussing, in the first instance,
the facts of the case and then the motive that had prompted him to take Mahatma
Gandhi’s life. The audience was visibly and audibly moved. There was a deep
silence when he ceased speaking. Many women were in tears and men were coughing,and searching for their handkerchiefs. This silence was accentuated and madedeeper by the sound of an occasional subdued sniff or a muffled cough. 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 in a verdict of ‘not guilty’ by an overwhelming majority”
“The other one was when Shri C.K. Daphtary in the midst of his argument referred to the incident of the assassination as an immoral act. Nathuram stood up and took a strong exception to it. At least as far as this case is concerned the Prosecution has no right to discuss the morality of the act, nor does the Court, I humbly submit, have any jurisdiction to decide that issue. The concept of morality would be seen to be changing from society to society, from country to country and from century to century. In a particular society it would be considered immoral for women not to use the veil (parda), while in others it may be perfectly moral. In some countries drinking liquor would not be considered immoral at all. In a certain century teaching Vedic lore to the non-Brahmins might have been looked upon as highly immoral, but today it is not. Such is the way concepts of morality go on changing. The Court only has jurisdiction to decide the legality or otherwise of my action but in so far as morality is concerned, it is a matter of my conviction that what I did was wholly moral and upon those convictions, this Court has no jurisdiction”.
He very well understood He,His Family,His Community,His Friends will be ruined after his Act,But then also he went with it as Nation was more important for him,Though by some stupid Communist mentality and Secular Idiot writer say he was plotted & brain washed by Hindu leaders.which only shows there Macaulay syndrome nothing else.
The central government had taken a decision; Pakistan will not be given Rs 55 crores. On January 13 Gandhi started a fast unto death that Pakistan must be given the money. On January 13, the central government changed its earlier decision and announced that Pakistan would be given the amount. On January 13, Nathuram decided to assassinate Gandhi.
Nathuram Godse was a educated,intelligent & editor of “Agrani” (one of the most famous newspaper of that time – with Nana Aapte). In his last editorial of “Agrani” which he changed overnight – he said “Gandhi must be stopped – at any cost” and he justified why Gandhiji’s assassination was not only inevitable but also a delayed action, sth tht shud’ve happened LONG AGO.
Nathuram’s Said ” I don’t refute Gandhi’s theory of non-violence. He may be a saint but he is not a politician. His theory of non-violence denies self-defence and self-interest. The non-violence that defines the fight for survival as violence is a theory not of non-violence but of self-destruction.The division of the nation was an unnecessary decision. What was the percentage of the Muslim population as compared to the population of the nation? There was no need for a separate nation. Had it been a just demand, Maulana Azad would not have stayed back in India. But because Jinnah insisted and because Gandhi took his side, India was divided, in spite of opposition from the nation, the Cabinet. An individual is never greater than a nation.
In a democracy you cannot put forward your demands at knife-point. Jinnah did it and Gandhi stabbed the nation with the same knife. He dissected the land and gave a piece to Pakistan. We did picket that time but in vain. The Father of our Nation went to perform his paternal duties for Pakistan! Gandhi blackmailed the cabinet with his fast unto death. His body, his threats to die are causing the destruction — geographical as well as economical — of the nation. Today, Muslims have taken a part of the nation, tomorrow Sikhs may ask for Punjab. The religions are again dividend into castes, they will demand sub-divisions of the divisions. What remains of the concept of one nation, national integration? Why did we fight the British in unison for independence? Why not separately? Bhagat Singh did not ask only for an independent Punjab or Subhash Chandra Bose for an independent Bengal?
I am going to assassinate him in the open, before the public, because I am going to do it as my duty. If I do it surreptitiously, it becomes a crime in my own eyes. I will not try to escape, I will surrender and naturally I will be hanged. One assassination, one hanging. I don’t want two executions for one assassination.
On January 30, I reached Birla Bhavan at 12 pm. Gandhi was sitting outside on a cot enjoying the sunshine. Vallabhbhai Patel’s granddaughter was sitting at his feet. I had the revolver with me. I could have assassinated him easily then, but I was convinced that his assassination was to be a punishment and a sentence against him, and I would execute him. I wanted witnesses for the execution but there were none. I did not want to escape after the execution as there was not an iota of guilt in my mind. I wanted to surrender, but surrender to whom? There was a good crowd to collect for the evening prayers. I decided on the evening of January 30 as the date for Gandhi’s execution.
Gandhi climbed the steps and came forward. He had kept his hands on the shoulders of the two girls. I wanted just three seconds more. I moved two steps forward and faced Gandhi. Now I wanted to take out the revolver and salute him for whatever sacrifice and service he had made for the nation. One of the two girls was dangerously close to Gandhi and I was afraid that she might be injured in the course of firing. As a precautionary measure I went one more step ahead, bowed before him and gently pushed the girl away from the firing line. The next moment I fired at Gandhi. Gandhi was very weak, there was a feeble sound like ‘aah’ (Gandhi did NOT say “Hey Ram”) from him and he fell down.
After the firing I raised my hand holding the revolver and shouted, ‘Police, police’. For 30 seconds nobody came forward and I scanned the crowd. I saw a police officer. I signalled to him to come forward and arrest me. He came and caught my wrist, then a second man came and touched the revolver… I let it go… , Violence, Non-Violence I don’t really understand. Are we saying we got Independence without violence? Then what was that what happened to the refugees (from both sides) during the partition (partition for the sake of whom and for whom). And what is that, that we still face when we get our young soldiers back in coffins. And we have political scams involved in these coffins too. We have paid very dearly and still are and with blood (violence vice-verse).”
1 Born :19 May 1910 ,Baramati,Maharashtra,born a Chitpavan Brahmin
2 Swargwas : 15 November 1949,Ambala
3 At birth, he was named Ramachandra,Nathuram was given his name because of an unfortunate incident. Before he was born, his parents had three sons and a daughter, with all three boys dying in their infancy. Fearing a curse that targeted male children, young Ramachandra was brought up as a girl for the first few years of his life, including having his nose pierced and being made to wear a nose-ring (nath in Marathi). It was then that he earned the nickname “Nathuram” (literally “Ram with a nose-ring”).
4 Godse started a Marathi newspaper for Hindu Mahasabha called Agrani, which some years later was renamed Hindu Rashtra.
5 Godse staunchly opposed Untouchability. Against all orders he saved a dalit kid from falling into a well.
6 He was offered good Govt job as his dad was govt employee, but he refused as he supported Gandhi ji’s non-coop movement
7 Before going to Delhi, he took to Insurance policies with nominees as Bro Gopal’s wife n Friend Narayan Apte’s wife
8 He Liked Coffee & Cigarettes
9 He didn’t hate MKG. His disillusionment came when Gandhi ji started appeasing Muslims at cost of Hindus.
10 As a mark of Respect to Gandhi ji he touched his feet,and for safety sake he pushed lady by his side.
Thanks & Regards
Arun Kumar Tiwari