WHY I KILLED GANDHI!!! - NATHURAM GODSE 'S ADDRESS IN COURT

rajee kushwaha
rajee kushwaha / Blog / 4 yrs ago /
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             My grand ma always told me that one must listen to other man 's view, even if he is a known devil. For all you know, he might spill out the pearls of wisdom you were looking for. Therefore, I might not agree with the gentleman who sent me this mail because I am not enthusiastic  about religion but I would like to see on the other side of the hill. I  as much abhor HINDU ZEALOTS as I do the MUSLIM EXTREMISTS OR CHRISTIAN and SIKH RADICALS.

        To me religion is an outlandish concept of explaining human phenomenons which can not be explained by science and logic or should I say which are beyond the human mind. To me, GOD is there but HE lives within you---we are all with some fractions or elements of gods in us---therefore searching for GOD in the PALATIAL BUILDINGS called TEMPLES, MOSQUES, CHURCHES and GURDWARAS and what have you, is not my way of looking at a religion. All I am saying is that before you brand me as a HINDU ZEALOT  because I am talking about NATHU RAM GODSE, you better be warned that it would expose your mental bankruptcy. It shows as to how irrational your mind has become because years of falsehoods dumped on us on WHY GANDHI WAS KILLED.

         This is an interesting Mail , I got. It was great to know the mind of NATHU RAM GODSE and why he resorted to extreme action. Here I do not agree with him but whatever he has said about GANDHI and the CONGRESS PARTY including NEHRU----is worth pondering about. They sure got the independence but only to ensure their dynasties take over from where BRITISHERS left us. Gandhi might not have propped up his own children but he sure imposed on us NEHRU DYNASTY which continues to take India towards disaster.

       Therefore, do read this mail and formulate your own conclusions. Read on:-

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Gandhiji Assassin: Nathuram Godse's Final Address to the Court.    

 

 

      Nathuram Godse was arrested immediately after he assassinated Gandhiji, based on a  F. I.. R. filed by Nandlal Mehta at the Tughlak Road Police station at Delhi . The trial, which was held in
camera, began on 27th May 1948 and concluded on 10th February 1949. He was sentenced to death.  An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favourable and the sentence was upheld. The statement that you are about to read is the last made by Godse before the Court on the 5th of May 1949.

 

       Such was the power and eloquence of this statement that one of the judges, G. D. Khosla, later wrote, "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 a
verdict of 'not Guilty' by an overwhelming majority"

 

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WHY I KILLED GANDHI?

   

      Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history, and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchables and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social, and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

 

       I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America , and Russia .Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the molding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done. 

      All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hinduism and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and program, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan , my Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.

 

        Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak, Gandhiji's influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or enlightened person could object to those slogans. In fact there is nothing new or original in them. They are implicit in every constitutional public movement. But it is nothing but a mere dream if you imagine that the bulk of mankind is, or can ever become, capable of scrupulous adherence to these lofty principles in its normal life from day to day.

 

        In fact, honour, duty, and love of one's own kith and kin and country might often compel us to disregard non-violence and to use force. I could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is unjust. I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the Ramayana] Rama killed Ravana in a tumultuous fight and relieved Sita.. [In the Mahabharata], Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness; and Arjuna had to fight and slay quite a number of his friends and relations including the revered Bhishma because the latter was on the side of the aggressor. It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama, Krishna , and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed a total ignorance of the springs of human action.

 

        In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny in India . It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his own life. In condemning history's towering warriors like Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots, Gandhiji has merely exposed his self-conceit. He was, paradoxical as it may appear a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and non-violence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji, and the Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen for ever for the freedom they brought to them.

 

       The accumulating provocation of thirty-two years, culminating in his last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the existence of Gandhi should be brought to an end immediately. Gandhi had done very well in South Africa to uphold the rights and well-being of the Indian community there. But when he finally returned to India he developed a subjective mentality under which he alone was to be the final judge of what was right or wrong. If the country wanted his leadership, it had to accept his infallibility; if it did not, he would stand aloof from the Congress and carry on his own way.

 

       Against such an attitude there can be no halfway house. Either Congress had to surrender its will to his and had to be content with playing second fiddle to all his eccentricity, whimsicality, metaphysics and primitive vision, or it had to carry on without him.

 

        He alone was the Judge of everyone and every thing; he was the master brain guiding the civil disobedience movement; no other could know the technique of that movement. He alone knew when to begin and when to withdraw it. The movement might succeed or fail, it might bring untold disaster, and political reverses but that could make no difference to the Mahatma's infallibility. 'A Satyagrahi can never fail' was his formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody except himself knew what a Satyagrahi is. Thus, the Mahatma became the judge and jury in his own cause. These childish insanities and obstinacies, coupled with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty character made Gandhi formidable and irresistible.

 

       Many people thought that his politics were irrational but they had either to withdraw from the Congress or place their intelligence at his feet to do with as he liked. In a position of such absolute irresponsibility Gandhi was guilty of blunder after blunder, failure after failure, disaster after disaster. Gandhi's pro-Muslim policy is blatantly in his perverse attitude on the question of the national language of India . It is quite obvious that Hindi has the most prior claim to be accepted as the premier language. In the beginning of his career in India , Gandhi gave a great impetus to Hindi but as he found that the Muslims did not like it, he became a champion of what is called Hindustani.. Everybody in India knows that there is no language called Hindustani; it has no grammar; it has no vocabulary. It is a mere dialect, it is spoken, but not written. It is a bastard tongue and cross-breed between Hindi and Urdu, and not even the Mahatma's sophistry could make it popular. But in his desire to please the Muslims he insisted that Hindustani alone should be the national language of India . His blind followers, of course, supported him and the so-called hybrid language began to be used. The charm and purity of the Hindi language was to be prostituted to please the Muslims. All his experiments were at the expense of the Hindus.

      From August 1946 onwards the private armies of the Muslim League began a massacre of the Hindus. The then Viceroy, Lord Wavell, though distressed at what was happening, would not use his powers under the Government of India Act of 1935 to prevent the rape, murder and arson. The Hindu blood began to flow from Bengal to Karachi with some retaliation by the Hindus. The Interim Government formed in September was sabotaged by its Muslim League member’s right from its inception, but the more they became disloyal and treasonable to the government of which they were a part, the greater was Gandhi's infatuation for them. Lord Wavell had to resign as he could not bring about a settlement and he was succeeded by Lord Mountbatten. King Log was followed by King Stork. The Congress which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism secretly accepted Pakistan literally at the point of the bayonet and abjectly surrendered to Jinnah. India was vivisected and one-third of the Indian territory became foreign land to us from August 15, 1947.

       Lord Mount batten came to be described in Congress circles as the greatest Viceroy and overnor-General this country ever had. The official date for handing over power was fixed for June 30, 1948, but Mount batten with his ruthless surgery gave us a gift of vivisected India ten months in advance. This is what Gandhi had achieved after thirty years of undisputed dictatorship and this is what Congress party calls 'freedom' and 'peaceful transfer of power'. The Hindu-Muslim unity bubble was finally burst and a the ocratic state was established with the consent of Nehru and his crowd and they have called 'freedom won by them with sacrifice' - whose sacrifice? When top leaders of Congress, with the consent of Gandhi, divided and tore the country - which we consider a deity of worship - my mind was filled with direful anger. 

      One of the conditions imposed by Gandhi for his breaking of the fast unto death related to the mosques in Delhi occupied by the Hindu refugees. But when Hindus in Pakistan were subjected to violent attacks he did not so much as utter a single word to protest and censure the Pakistan Government or the Muslims concerned. Gandhi was shrewd enough to know that while undertaking a fast unto death, had he imposed for its break some condition on the Muslims in Pakistan , there would have been found hardly any Muslims who could have shown some grief if the fast had ended in his death. It was for this reason that he purposely avoided imposing any condition on the Muslims. He was fully aware of from the experience that Jinnah was not at all perturbed or influenced by his fast and the Muslim League hardly attached any value to the inner voice of Gandhi. Gandhi is being referred to as the Father of the Nation.

 

       But if that is so, he had failed his paternal duty in as much as he has acted very treacherously to the nation by his consenting to the partitioning of it. I stoutly maintain that Gandhi has failed in his duty.

 

       He has proved to be the Father of Pakistan. His inner-voice, his spiritual power and his doctrine of non-violence of which so much is made of, all crumbled before Jinnah's iron will, and proved to be powerless. Briefly speaking, I thought to myself and foresaw I shall be totally ruined, and the only thing I could expect from the people would be nothing but hatred and that I shall have lost my entire honor, even more valuable than my life, if I were to kill Gandhiji. But at the same time I felt that the Indian politics in the absence of Gandhiji would surely be proved practical, able to retaliate, and would be powerful with armed forces. No doubt, my own future would be totally ruined, but the nation would be saved from the inroads of Pakistan. People may even call me and dub me as devoid of any sense or foolish, but the nation would be free to follow the course founded on the reason which I consider to be necessary for sound nation-building.

 

        After having fully considered the question, I took the final decision in the matter, but I did not speak about it to anyone whatsoever. I took courage in both my hands and I did fire the shots at Gandhiji on 30th January 1948, on the prayer-grounds of Birla House. I do say that
my shots were fired at the person whose policy and action had brought rack and ruin and destruction to millions of Hindus. There was no legal machinery by which such an offender could be brought to book and for this reason I fired those fatal shots. I bear no ill will towards anyone individually but I do say that I had no respect for the present government owing to their policy which was unfairly favorable towards the Muslims. But at the same time I could clearly see that the policy was entirely due to the presence of Gandhi.

 

        I have to say with great regret that Primes Minister Nehru quite forgets that his preaching's and deeds are at times at variances with each other when he talks about India as a secular state in season and out of season, because it is significant to note that Nehru has played
a leading role in the establishment of the theocratic state of Pakistan, and his job was made easier by Gandhi's persistent policy of appeasement towards the Muslims. I now stand before the court to accept the full share of my responsibility for what I have done and the judge would, of course, pass against me such orders of sentence as may be considered proper. But I would like to add that I do not desire any mercy to be shown to me, nor do I wish that anyone else should beg for mercy on my behalf. My confidence about the moral side of my action has not been shaken even by the criticism leveled against it on all sides. I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weighs my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.

 

JAI HIND !

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   He has made some points----will we consider them while teaching HISTORY to our children. He might not be correct in killing GANDHI---He got the punishment for it---He was hanged---but I don't think HE WAS THE DEVIL WHICH OUR TEXT BOOKS of history have been telling generations of school children. He was AN ANGRY YOUNG MAN who could NOT CONTROL HIS EMOTIONS DUE TO VISIBLE FOLLIES OF CONGRESS and MK GANDHI. Do think about it.


Krishnan Bala / / 2 weeks ago
Krishnan Bala

Dear Commentors, What are we doing here. Some 66 years after the assassination of a man whom we are proud to call as the Father of our nation, we tend to credit the killer with an alibi ! Have any one of you lived in the times when the tragic incident took place and felt the pulse of the nation and the political under-currents that ruled at that time ? When Bapuji died, the whole nation wept - not the Hindu- Christian-Moselman and the Parsi. If Godse can claim can claim self righteousness and evoke sympathy, then all assassins in history can become martyrs in their cause and be pardoned ! Any objective assessment of a historical incident should sprout from contemporary thought prevailing at the location and time proximate !


ANMOL RASTOGI / / 2 weeks ago
ANMOL RASTOGI

IF INDIA IS NOT DIVIDED INTO 2 NATIONS SAY INDIA AND PAK . WHICH FURTHER BECOMES THREE SAY INDIA , PAK AND BANGLADESH .MUSLIMS BECOMES MAJORITY AN THEY MAY START TO RULE INDIA BY MAKING THEIR OWN PRIME MINISTERIAL CANDIDATE THROUGH MUSLIM LEAUGE


devi / / 1 month ago
devi

Godse should have killed both gsndhi and nehru... still our india is suffering because of him..lal bahadur shastri should have been the 1st prime minister of india


Arjika / / 4 months ago
Arjika

After the murder of Gandhi Sir Nathuram Godse didnt fled rather showed the guts to surrender & put in front of the nation about hundreds of points against Gandhi, amongst which only few are disclosed. It was informed then that the reasons were going to be disclosed after 20yrs since the hang of Godse, but about 64yrs went yet no news of the reasons.
What can be the reason behind this? Surely there are certain reasons against Gandhi which may bring some chaos & even change mentality of Indians & Pakistanis. This is clear that some unbearable secrets are hidden in Godse's statement.


Arjika / / 4 months ago
Arjika

I agree to the points put forward by Sir Nathuram Godse. He was a real patriot & a nation lover.
*Gandhi was too stubborn to take all the decisions alone inspite of thinking whether others are comfortable with it.
*India would have been a more powerful & developed country if Pakistan & India were together.
*Gandhi ruined the army power of India & made it underdeveloped which proves to be a great loss.
*Hindu Muslim relation would not have been so poor if Gandhi was not partial to any one of them.
*Peace could only be brought if you are ready for war, this simple thing was not understood by Gandhi.
*He created some immatured principles of non-violence, which strangely were liked by some section of people.
Whatsoever we are proud of Nathuram Godse & are solely grateful towards him & his heroic deeds. May his soul rest in peace.


ramakrishna / / 5 months ago
ramakrishna

What a paradox?! It is evident in Godse’s speech that he is against Muslims and their religion yet wanted one country for both Hindus and Muslims. A person should be tolerant of other religions to make such a wish. He hails kings who killed Muslim kings (who made this land their home) as patriots. During that period there is no nation called India. They killed each other for power…neither for the religion nor for the people.
It’s not worth spending precious time on this infamous murderer. However, Godse should have given pardon from death sentence based on the principle of AHIMSA, so that Godse would have led rest of his life at the mercy of the great MAHATMA.


Rajaram / / 2 months ago
Rajaram

Where in the article, Godse said he hated Muslims? He was against Gandhi for his proMuslim attitude and Gandhi's silence when thounds of Hindus were killed in Pakistan. Obviously, Godse was against Gandhi's attitude and not against the Muslims.


chiti / / 4 months ago
chiti

Well....Jawaharlal nd gandhiji's 2 sons did call for the commutation of the death sentence given to Godse...


Manan / / 5 months ago
Manan

Hats off To Godse
Thanks SIR


Efraim / / 5 months ago
Efraim

Absolutely correct statement...no doubts about it. I completely agree with Mr. Godse's allegations towards the so-called Mahatma and his reasons to kill him. If it wouldn't have been for Gandhi, Pakistan would not have been born at all and the lives of thousands of innocent humans would have been saved.