New Delhi (Sputnik) — The death anniversary of Nathuram Godse, the person who killed India's father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Godse was hanged on November 15, 1949. The day is observed in India by some radical groups as "balidan diwas" or the day of sacrifice.
The national vice president of the Hindu Mahasabha, Jaiveer Bharadwaj, later told the PTI that the organization's request for permission to build a temple dedicated to Godse was rejected by the local administration. He said the temple will now be functional at the office with plans for a routine veneration of Godse's bust. Godse worked at the same office for some time, according to records.
The veneration of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, has evoked a mixed response on the social media. India’s opposition party, the Indian National Congress, has demanded that a case of sedition be filed against the group.
Is it true there will be a Godse temple in Madhya Pradesh? Godse, the man who killed Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation!— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) 16 ноября 2017 г.
Those who call any one “ anti nationalist “ at the drop of a hat are silent about the anti nationals who have made a GODSE TEMPLE. Why???— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) 16 ноября 2017 г.
#Nathuram #Godse temple inaugurated in #Gwalior by Akhil Bhartiya #Hindu Mahasabha #India becomes first country to worship #terrorists @AisiTaisiDemo @RoflGandhi_ @SusuSwamy @free_thinker @INCIndia @AamAadmiParty pic.twitter.com/yJ1uVgHOXD— Gourav Jaiswal (@gouravjaiswal) 15 ноября 2017 г.
When people can mourn the death of Terrorist Afzal Guru and Burhan Vani in Kashmir. Why can't Godse? Atleast Godse killed Gandhi unlike terrorists who killed innocent people. https://t.co/6RcnmvFZI2— Ankit Singh (@ankit_bcet) 15 ноября 2017 г.
Who says Godse was anti national? He was perhaps the most devout nationalist and patriot of our times. He hanged to save our country. https://t.co/NU1aoCueBu— Natasha (@natashachauhan) 16 ноября 2017 г.
Dude! U were arguing about Gandhi. Why are you digressing now?Have you run out of arguments? Why are you bringing in Savarkar/Godse? Can't you defend Gandhi & #Congress on facts?— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) 14 ноября 2017 г.
Answer me.I repeat,why did #Congress conceal facts about Gandhi?Why did u fail to end discrimination? https://t.co/Re1rFXJkb0
Meanwhile, Gwalior's additional district magistrate has sought clarification from the Hindu Mahasabha on why Godse's temple was built without authorization.