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Hindutva Outfit to Mark Nathuram Godse's Death Anniversary as 'Martyrdom Day'

Published: 20th October 2015 04:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2015 05:21 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: In a fresh headache for the NDA government, the Hindu Mahasabha has decided to commemorate the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse across the country. The Hindu Mahasabha announced that November 15 will be marked as ‘martyrdom day’.

To commemorate the event, the Hindu Mahasabha would hold blood donation camps, distribute literature on Godse’s life and even install his statues.

“We have decided to commemorate November 15, the day Nathuram Godse was hanged, as Balidaan Diwas at the district level in all states,” said All India Hindu Mahasabha president Chandra Prakash Kaushik.

The literature to be distributed is written by assassin’s younger brother Gopal Godse, including his book Gandhivadh aur Main. Gopal was a co-accused in the murder case. Hindu Mahasabha wants to start a debate to decide if Gandhiji was a “patriot or a traitor”.

Mahasabha’s act is likely invite condemnation from across the country, forcing state authorities to clamp- down on its functions. Kaushik said the collected blood would be handed over to government hospitals to help soldiers in need. 



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