UP: FIR Against Hindu Mahasabha Members Who Recreated Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination; ‘Shot’ At His Effigy

The Logical Indian Crew Uttar Pradesh

January 31st, 2019 / 6:40 PM

Hindu Mahasabha Gandhi Effigy

Image Credit: Twitter/Barkha Dutt

In Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha ‘shot’ at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30. This was done to ‘commemorate’ Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary. After this gimmick, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha garlanded the statue of Nathuram Godse, the very man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

The video of the same went viral in no time. After this, the Uttar Pradesh Police detained two persons and others have been booked, as reported by The Indian Express.


Shooting Mahatma Gandhi’s effigy



Pooja Shakun Pandey, the national secretary of this right-wing organisation distributed sweets to commemorate the assassination. On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot three bullets from point-blank range by Nathuram Godse. That day is now observed as Martyrs’ Day every year now. The organisation recreated Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and celebrated that day as Bravery Day (Shaurya Divas). The video shows Pandey shooting at the effigy after which a red-coloured liquid signifying blood started flowing from the effigy. The Sangh members can also be heard shouting slogans of “Mahatma Nathuram Godse Zindabad”.

Pandey told The Times of India that she wanted to start a new tradition and hence recreated the assassination. “This is exactly what they do every year on Dussehra by burning Ravana,” Pandey said.

As reported by Scroll, the Senior Superintendent of Police (Aligarh), Akash Kulhary said that the workers of the right-wing organisation ‘fired’ at the effigy at a house in Naurangabad locality in Aligarh.


The Logical Indian Take

It is shameful that a figure which revered across the world for the values and his struggle for freedom is being insulted in such a way. One might disagree with some of his ideology, but nothing justifies such shameful deed. The Logical Indian strongly condemns this act.


Also Read: The Prosecution Of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


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