Chapter 6: A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future!
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse! A well known fact testified by Godse himself.
Every year, it has become practice of the Congress and the Hindu hating RSS bashing communists to make some remarks on Hindu nationalism on January 30.
On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. A few months before his death, India had attained political Independence and a few hours before Independence, India was partitioned.
Partition was a result of the aggressive stand of the Muslim League, weak leadership of the Indian National Congress, the British strategy to leave India in a tattered condition and above all, a submission to the political concept of the Darul Islam.
Arnold Toynbee, a British historian writes “What is Pakistan? It was the first successful step in this 20th century to realise their ( Muslims) 1200-year-old dream of complete subjugation of this(India) country”
The country witnessed a holocaust. What followed was a never before seen cataclysm. The transfer of population that the Congress leaders wanted to avoid, took place. They were killed, robbed, looted in transit. As the biggest migration of population in recorded history was in progress, a most dangerous situation arose in the capital.
Every 4th person in Delhi was a Hindu or Sikh refugee from Pakistan. This lead to a lot of anger against the Congress leadership. A number of organisations were involved in service activities for the refugees, giving them shelter, support in their times of great tragedy. Guruji Golwalkar of RSS gave a call to the RSS swayamsevaks not to leave Pakistan until the last Hindu is safely moved from the troubled areas. Thousands of swayamsevaks gave up their lives in this cause. This is documented in the book, p“Jyoti Jala Nij Praan Ki“
Assassination of Gandhi and aftermath:
Nathuram Godse was one of the people who believed Mahatma Gandhi was squarely responsible for the partition of Bharat. On the fateful day, on January 30, 1948 he approached Gandhi during the evening prayer at 5:17 pm. Godse bowed, and shot Gandhi at point blank range. Godse himself shouted “police” and surrendered himself. His defence was documented in a book, “May It Please your Honour”.
However, there has been no explanation of why Gandhiji was not rushed to the hospital and was instead taken to Birla House, where he was declared dead.
Congress maligns RSS:
In spite of no evidence against the RSS and in spite of Sardar Patel indicating that the RSS is not involved, Nehru went ahead to press for the ban on the RSS.
This fact is evident from the correspondence between Patel and Nehru. Replying to the Prime Minister’s letter urging him to ascertain the RSS connection in the case, Patel sent a categorical reply on 27 February 1948, less than a month after Gandhiji’s assassination:
‘I have kept myself almost in daily touch with the progress of the investigations regarding Bapu’s assassination case. All the main accused have given long and detailed statements of their activities. It also clearly emerges from the statements that the RSS was not involved in it at all.’
HVR Iyengar, who was the Home Secretary in 1948, wrote to all states on December 12 that year, to suspend and arrest government employees even if they are found to be watching a procession of RSS on the street.
When no plausible reason is found about why Nehru was so keen to ban the RSS, it can be concluded that Nehru saw a potential rival in Guruji Golwalkar.
In fact, one day before Gandhiji’s murder, on 29 Jan 1948 Nehru was reported to have said that: “I will crush the RSS”.
Golwalkar ji was immensely popular as documented by BBC. In 1949, BBC radio reported: ‘Golwalkar is a shining star that has arisen on the Indian firmament. The only other Indian who can draw such huge crowds is Prime Minister Nehru.’ Golwalkar was the Sarsanghchalak of the RSS at that time.
Lifting of Ban on RSS was Unconditinal:
On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS. After a long struggle by the RSS swayamsevaks, the ban was lifted unconditionally.
In a written statement to the Bombay Legislative Assembly on September 14, 1949 (Proceedings p2126) the Home Minister Morarji Desai admitted that the ban on RSS was no longer considered necessary, it was lifted unconditionally, and the RSS gave no undertaking – Lifting of ban was unconditional.
In 1966, the Congress government headed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi again set up a new judicial commission to thoroughly probe the assassination. Justice JL Kapur, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, headed it. The commission examined 101 witnesses and 407 documents. The panel’s report was published in 1969. Its key findings were:
- a) They (the accused) have not been proved to have been members of the RSS, nor has that organisation been shown to have had a hand in the murder. (Volume I, page 186)
b)… There is no evidence that the RSS as such was indulging in violent activities against Mahatma Gandhi or the top Congress leaders. (Volume I, page 66)
One of the most important witnesses who deposed before the Kapur Commission was an Indian Civil Services officer called RN Banerjee. His deposition was crucial as he was the home secretary to the government of India at the time of the assassination.
Banerjee told the Kapur Commission that even if the RSS had been banned earlier, it would not have affected the conspirators or the course of events, “because they have not been proved to have been members of the RSS, nor has that organisation been shown to have a hand in the murder.
A secret file (No. F-74(1)-P/48) reveals government employees were under surveillance from Intelligence Bureau (IB) spies and suspended from their jobs on the suspicion that they were RSS sympathisers. Another government file (No. 68-P/48-A) notes the IB was tasked to shadow all those suspected to have RSS links, including students as young as 15, who were watched by CID personnel of their states.
Doesn’t it look like a massive crackdown intentionally done to break RSS?
For those who fail to join the dots!
Nehru was the Prime Minister candidate inspite of Patel being the overwhelming favourite. Gandhi believed that Patel would work under Nehru but Nehru wouldn’t vice versa. Gandhi was disappointed by some of the decisions taken by Nehru and in fact, had called for a public debate on policies. This naturally put Nehru on the back-foot. He never responded.
A missing Netaji Subash Chandra Bose ( under mysterious ccircumstance), an assassinated Gandhi, an implicated Savarkar, and a reviled Golwalkar ensured that Nehru had a free run.
In fact even in 1953, a potential contender like Syamaprasad Mukherjee died under mysterious circumstances in the jail of J&K. This was a state managed by Nehru directly.
It is not apparent that the biggest beneficiary of the above sequence of events was Nehru. He remained the Prime Minister of the country for 17 years.
It is also a known fact that Gandhiji was of the opinion of disbanding the Congress in the future.
Yet, no investigation was taken in that direction as to why he chose to target such luminaries! When a great freedom fighter like Veer Savarkar and Rishi like Golwalkar could be incarcerated, why no questions were raised against Nehru and Congress??
One more question,
– Why was Nehru in a hurry to find an organisation to link Godse with when Godse was insisting he was doing it in an individual capacity?
Prof. Rajendra Singh, 4th Sarsanghchalak of RSS in an interview to Outlook ( Jan 1998 ) said regarding Godse “Initially, he was a member of the Congress, later he joined the RSS and left it subsequently, saying that it was a slow organisation. Then he formed his own group.” Godse left the RSS in 1934 and joined the HMS as per his own admission to the court. He then formed his own group. Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. Prof. Rajendra Singh had asked, “If investigations were done on whether RSS was involved in the assassination, why were there no investigations whether Congress was involved in allowing the assassination to happen”? ( since he was a member of both the organisations and had left them ).
Gandhiji’s assassination gave an opportunity to Nehru to use an enormous amount of state power to crush the Hindu nationalists. At the same time, he shifted the public discourse away from core national issues raising the bogey of Hindu fascism. This was a classic example of the Marxist method of shifting public discourse.
Political inclination is entirely different from carrying a hatred for a particular organisation without reason. A well recorded history must be read, we will only continue to live in darkness otherwise.
What Congress did was, they kept the countrymen in darkness and lead them into a wrong path posing as torch bearers. History hot twisted, true national heroes became weak rulers, Invaders became secular Messengers of peace and a nationalist organisation was smeared with a blame of a crime which it was never a part of.
- Tragic Story of partition – HV Seshadri
- May It Please Your Honour – Nathuram Godse
- The Hindu – Lifting of ban on RSS was unconditional by S.Gurumurthy
- Niti Central – Gandhi’s assassination and Veer Savarkar by Anurupa Cinar
- Gandhi-Nehru Letters by Cambridge University Press
- https://www.gandhiserve.org – Gandhi’s concept of Gram Swaraj
- Disband the Congress by Gandhi – ‘The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi – Volume 90′
- Prof.Rajendra Singh Interview – Outlook Magazine – Jan 19th, 1998
Dr Sindhu Prashanth