Sunday, October 23, 2005

NATHU RAM GODSE'S SPEECH AT THE TRIAL

" On January 13, 1948, I learnt that Gandhiji had decided to go on fast unto death. The reason given was that he wanted an assurance of Hindu-Muslim Unity... But I and many others could easily see that the real motive... [was] to compel the Dominion Government to pay the sum of Rs 55 crores to Pakistan, the payment of which was emphatically refused by the Government.... But this decision of the people's Government was reversed to suit the tune of Gandhiji's fast. It was evident to my mind that the force of public opinion was nothing but a trifle when compared with the leanings of Gandhiji favourable to Pakistan.

....In 1946 or thereabout, Muslim atrocities perpetrated on Hindus under the Government patronage of Surhawardy in Noakhali made our blood boil. Our shame and indignation knew no bounds when we saw that Gandhiji had come forward to shield that very Surhawardy and began to style him as 'Shaheed Saheb' - a martyr - even in his prayer meetings...

....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 slogans of truth and non-violence which he ostentatiously paraded before the country... I could never conceive that an armed resistance to the aggressor is unjust...

... Ram killed Ravan in a tumultuous fight... Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness... In condemning Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Govind as 'misguided patriots,' Gandhiji has merely exposed his self-conceit... Gandhiji was, paradoxically, a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and nonviolence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji and the Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen forever...

....By 1919, Gandhiji had become desperate in his endeavours to get the Muslims to trust him and went from one absurd promise to another... He backed the Khilafat movement in this country and was able to enlist the full support of the National Congress in that policy... very soon the Moplah Rebellion showed that the Muslims had not the slightest idea of national unity... There followed a huge slaughter of Hindus... The British Government, entirely unmoved by the rebellion, suppressed it in a few months and left to Gandhiji the joy of his Hindu-Muslim Unity... British Imperialism emerged stronger, the Muslims became more fanatical, and the consequences were visited on the Hindus...

The accumulating provocation of 32 years, culminating in his last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the existence of Gandhiji should be brought to an end immediately... he developed a subjective mentality under which he alone was the final judge of what was right or wrong... Either Congress had to surrender its will to him and play second fiddle to all his eccentricity, whimsicality... or it had to carry on without him... He was the master brain guiding the civil disobedience movement... The movement may succeed or fail; it may bring untold disasters and political reverses, but that could make no difference to the Mahatma's infallibility... These childish inanities and obstinacies, coupled with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty character, made Gandhiji formidable and irresistible... In a position of such absolute irresponsibility, Gandhiji was guilty of blunder after blunder...

....The Mahatma even supported the separation of Sindh from the Bombay Presidency and threw the Hindus of Sindh to the communal wolves. Numerous riots took place in Karachi, Sukkur, Shikarpur and other places in which the Hindus were the only sufferers...

....From August 1946 onwards, the private armies of the Muslim League began a massacre of the Hindus... Hindu blood began to flow from Bengal to Karachi with mild reactions in the Deccan... The Interim government formed in September was sabotaged by its Muslim League members, 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...

....The Congress, which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism, secretly accepted Pakistan and abjectly surrendered to Jinnah. India was vivisected and one-third of the Indian territory became foreign land to us... This is what Gandhiji had achieved after 30 years of undisputed dictatorship, and this is what Congress party calls 'freedom'...

....One of the conditions imposed by Gandhiji for his breaking of the fast unto death related to the mosques in Delhi occupied by 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...

Gandhi is being referred to as the Father of the Nation. But if that is so, he had failed his paternal duty inasmuch as he has acted very treacherously to the nation by his consenting to the partitioning of it... The people of this country were eager and vehement in their opposition to Pakistan. But Gandhiji played false with the people...

....I shall be totally ruined, and the only thing I could expect from the people would be nothing but hatred... if I were to kill Gandhiji. But at the same time, I felt that Indian politics in the absence of Gandhiji would surely be proved practical, able to retaliate, and 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...

....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 do not desire any mercy to be shown to me... I did fire shots at Gandhiji in open daylight. I did not make any attempt to run away; in fact I never entertained any idea of running away. I did not try to shoot myself... for, it was my ardent desire to give vent to my thoughts in an open Court. My confidence about the moral side of my action has not been shaken even by the criticism levelled of against it on all sides. I have no doubt, honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof some day in future. "

9 comments:

BondedSundream said...

7 Things you want to do:

1. Why US..??? Don't you want to be in INDIA..??? NO I dont... for some personal reasons... but not tht i want to get a green card..
i have property here and i will come back
2. So you think you can.. may be it will be easy to take your mom and dad's help.. no they cant tried tested failed
3. hmmmm
4. Yourself hehehehe i am very comon... like they say face in the crowd
5. Don't, invest..so that our economy grows.. Thanks... ill think on this one
6. good
7. Guitar... thts my first choice too .. lets see

hey buddy thx for dropping by

Vinayak said...

Hi

Happy new year. That was a thought provoking post there.

Religion, Conversions, Tolerance, Racism, Terrorism, war on terror etc. leave very strong feelings and often lead to debates. Your blog made me think of the Indian context

I feel Terrorism need not be overt. It could be covert too. . My blog below is on how the society defines the "weak" and who becomes the underdog !

"..Gudia, a Muslim girl and Shri Ramdev ji, a Hindu male...".
at
http://o3.indiatimes.com/vinayak/archive/2006/01/06/403344.aspx
or
http://batteredmale.blogspot.com/2006/01/gudia-muslim-girl-and-shri-ramdev-ji.html


Vinayak

bhikhu0000mahatre said...

nathu ram godse indeed was a great patriot and hence he is being maligned even today through degradation like always referring him as only as the man who assasinated gandhi and nothing else.agreed gan dhi was a great man but his over the board impractical preposterous greatness was strangulating the very nation. he had to go and natural death would have prooved too costly and too late .

Jayanta said...

One has only to read Nathuram Godse's testimony to realize that Gandhi has done tremendous damage to our country. Gandhi's greatness, like many other myths in this country, is perhaps the greatest lie of modern India. And yes, when you read the testimony, you can refer to history books and verify its authenticity. Whereas Gandhi, in his voluminous writings makes confusion and backwardness his cheap publicity stunts. May the truth prevail some day and people realize that had Gandhi lived a decade more, he would have divided India further.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I Totally agree with Jayanta, and hope one day all Indians and the world will realise the real truth of Gandhi.
My other hope or wish would be for RSS to give some support to thsi group of peple fighting for truth.
Jai Hind

karun said...

Gandhi was wrong at times and iagree with nathu ram godse concern .but killing him is the right idea i cant say. regarding congress perhaps it is where the cult worship started in the party and continueing

Anonymous said...

Nathuran Godse did't do nything wrong what he did is in d welfare of d nation.

kishor said...

nathuram godse had done a great job..one thing need to be added about gandhiji that ...as he is talking abou peace then why he allowed the indian soldiers to take part in world waralongwith british peoples..where the fuck is peace is gone...

Godse was a great hero of the india...i salute him & will teach to my next generations about the great sacrifice of godse,...

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