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WHY I KILLED GANDHI – Nathuram Godse's Final Address to the Court.

Gandhiji’s assassin, Nathuram Godse’s Final Address to the Court.

WHY I KILLED GANDHI - Nathuram Godse's Final Address to the Court.
WHY I KILLED GANDHI - 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 staton at Delhi . The trial, which was held in camera, began on May 27, 1948 and concluded on February 10, 1949. He was sentenced to death.
An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not find favour and the sentence was upheld. The statement that you are about to read is the last made by Godse before the Court on the May 5, 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”

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 untouchability 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 moulding 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 Hindudom 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 programme, 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 good 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 members 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 Mountbatten came to be described in Congress circles as the greatest Viceroy and Governor-General this country ever had. The official date for handing over power was fixed for June 30, 1948, but Mountbatten 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 theocratic 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 inasmuch 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 all my honour, 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 favourable 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 Prime Minister Nehru quite forgets that his preachings 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 levelled against it on all sides. I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.

1205 COMMENTS

  1. Nathuram Godase was did the right thing. He killed gandhi but he killed him to late .because of gandhi we did not got the freedom because of gandhi we fot freedom to late.Today the condition of India is only because of Gandi he is responsible for imbalance of Hindu-Muslim fight in india . Gandhi is a criminal of our new youth.

    • yes Gandhiji is a criminal for the new youth but why because todays youth don’t want to go dee in facts….they lack patience and are in hurry to reach a particular thought….may god bless you dear….:)

      • I am allergic to BS and stay from it.. but I have to respond to this blog..
        All the pussies who tried very hard to get independence from brits and failed – they are all called non-Gandhian’s. These non-Gandhian, self-loathed a**wipes did not have strategic plan to get freedom but, they have enough energy to piss on his effort. This is the common indian mentality: we like to eat, sleep, and bath in s*** but we do not like to accept the real HERO [a.k.a Gandhi], who made it possible in better way. If not for him we would have been another SouthAfrica.
        At the end of the day Gandhi is damn good lawyer who knew what it takes to get the country back from the brits..
        So..all you self-loathing p***y non-Gandhians go and join the army and show what you got if you really care..
        For 1300 years we have been targeted by foreigners not a single man with balls was able to put a hindu back in to the leadership of this country and it took 20 years for Gandhi to do it.. how is that for some history 101 for you losers. Go pound sound or may be some s*** you mf’ers. You should be jailed for desecrating Gandhi.

        • Today’s entire generation is influenced with the teachings of Gandhi and other national heroes in our school text books, but what we do not realize is that these books are again controlled by the Govt. and we only study what they want us to read.
          As Indians we love our idols, may it be Gandhi , Shah Rukh Khan or even Anna Hazare, we idolize them so much that we expect them to do nothing wrong, forgetting the simple fact that they can be wrong as any other human beings.
          I have no doubt that Gandhi had the best interests of this nation in his mind , but that does justify every decision he made. We did this Gandhi , idolized him so much that even he came to think that he was always right, making a fascist out of him and today we are doing the same with Anna Hazare.
          We first need to learn to support causes and not the people. Gandhi was right in his demand for Independence , he was right in his efforts to eradicate the cast system, but there are a lot of other things where he was not right. However no one opposed Gandhi. If the Govt did he employed arm twisting tactics with Satyagraha. And I believe Godse was right when he identified this handicap that interfered with the future of the nation. Though I do not support murder of Gandhi, I am convinced there was no other way to control him at that time. The masses would always support Gandhi on every descision he made, irrespective of its affect on the nation. A non violent protest against Gandhi would brand you a Traitor and Gandhi would be more powerful. In these circumstances Godse did what he had to do.
          some one above commented that it was great of Gandhi to give up his suit and wear Khadi and he himself cannot do it. I am sure in the same context you would appreciate Godse when he gave up his future and his life for the future of the nation.
          There are lessons to be learnt from our past, one of them is to do with Anna hazare fiasco. Dear Friends please do support the Cause of ‘non corruption’ and a strong lok pal, but not do not just support Anna Hazare. If some one has a view point that is against Anna , give him a chance to express it instead of branding him a traitor.

          • nathuram godse should be given the bharat ratna for killing vigrous gandhi n in today there shouid be more godse so in order to eliminate muslims n in india why we innocent hindus should be killed in the hands of muslims n also gandhi family shouid be wiped out of our country n godse shouid be honoured as father of nation n nt only godse we r forgotting bhagat singh etc jai hind be proud to be hindu

        • helloo ass-hole i call u ass-hole first of all straight away because…..gandhi didnt get independence…..and for his fucking ideologies…….there was never an impact…….british left india……..not that gandhi gave us independence……..and british left india only because there was nothing much left to loot……if u got the balls……..just post an apt reply to godse’s version than speaking all non-sense ass-hole…….how come he didnt bother about the hindus in pakistan………at the time of independence…….didnt he know the consequences…….

  2. Inded he has done the right thing gandhi was not so tolerent he wants things to be by his own way and thats the reason why jinnah has left congress and eventually partitoned india. Because of his follessness we have lost the golden oppurtunity in second world war to liberate ourself and lost a leader like subhas bose

  3. silence is more than 1000 words …had Godase resisted him self from giving this speech his action might have carried some weight …..
    He has given the example of shivaji , gobind singh , ram , arjun etc etc ..but he has forgot that those were armed battles …Mahatma was not leading an army …he was leading common man …..common man has family ….he has some obligations ..his capacity to sacrifice is limited …so an armed struggle against British would have resulted in similar harsh measures as after 1857 …..
    mahatma integrity towards United India is unquestionable I ..he was the staunch opposer of Partition ….It was because of the few Hindu fundamentalists that few Muslims felt insecure and they succeeded in exploiting the insecurity and anxiety in minorities Muslims to carve a separate state of Pakistan… Mahatma Gandhi fasted because he wanted to prove to Muslims they will be safe in India but the people like Nathuram Godase made it easier for Jinnah to prove his Two Nation Theory …
    Its a shame that we killed our own Father and no amount of dipping in holy Ganga will absolve us from this sin ….

    • Dear Mr. Lal, I agree with you, but i would like to point out that, this fasting was uncalled for. Don’t you think that he was too much stuck up in his unconventional ways and his ideologies? I think at that time he would have done what was politically correct, would have made some political strategies that would have really paid off.Maybe his fasting did not mean anythin to the muslims and their muslim leaders.He would have done something that would have swung them into action and made them realize that India as an undivided nation could be a better place for all of us.

    • yes he fasted for muslims’ security in india thats good no doubt but he must have fasted for partition and till death … his fasts were nothing but hypocrisy … so called father ……!

    • those were armed battels because the person they were fighting with were armed so they took their arms too not like ghandhi who sat behind and watched his followers being showered with lathis and shooted by bullets…. who says to keep quiet if someone comes to ur house and try to snach what u earned all ur life and ill ur sons and other family members… i think that was the sickest thinking i ever heard to present other side of urs thats not been hit to enemy to hit and ruien ur dignity and self respect…instead of ghandhi nathuram should be given that title of father of nation who killed the enemy of humianity… salam to nathuram

    • Mr Babulal,
      What our ideology teach us weekness is our death.If we do not follow the right path where shold we go.what we get what we deserve how people like nathuram do not faith on mahatma gandhi because something has gone wrong the ideology of mahatma gandhi.He can save Sardar Bhagat Sing but Signed dominiance status pact and do not put the proposal to save them they too fighting for the nation week person cannot talk with strong person british people are strong and we should fight with them.The important thing is that at that time the treaty is signed when ever we find our freedom fighter we will handover them to british people.If you dont belive on me just read Transfer of power attorney act volume7.
      thnk that this is our country and we should know the truth
      jai hind jai bharat,vande matram

    • Dear Mr. Babu Lal,
      I do not agree with you, rather i strongly believe Nathuram Godse did the right thing. There had been incidents during our freedom fight where gandhi had been more in favours of muslims.
      He wasn’t a father of nation, if one really needs to call him a father of nation then that nation would pakistan. He created pakistan. We shouldn’t be shamed of ourselves for this act. Consider this as a surgery where cance affected body part was removed.
      The reports shows that he didn’t run after firing shots, and neither he denied it during hearings.

    • Hey Man,
      Please do not blame nathuram for the Partition.
      Analyse the events from 1920 since Gandhi had taken over the Congress and people considered him their leader.You will find the It was Ghandhi’s wrong policy that led to the partition of the country.
      Jinnah was puppat in the hands of fundamentalists Muslims. The biggest blunder that Gandhi did was allowing Muslims to stay in this part of country what we call India.

      • Just one question…do you think Jinnah was a extremist muslim?? If you have read all since 1920 then I think you would have came accross the speeches of jinnah tooo….:) thank you and God Bless You…:)

  4. Babu Lal,
    So according to your logic Indian Soldiers who defend this nation on the borders should not defend because they have families too. If we run away from what is to be done quoting such frivolous reasons we would be a nation of hemaphrodites (‘napunsaks’), so don’t try to justify an act like freedon struggle with the convenience of the people. You don’t fight such wars based on when and how many are convenient with it. Gandhi fasted because he wanted to be called ‘Great’ or ‘Mahatma’ as simple as that. Forget about Partition, i won’t even go there. Post partition, Sindhis and Sikhs were being butchered in Pakistan, women were raped and murdered or forcefully converted, children too were not spared. Gandhi asked these people not to come to India and die there so as to ensure the safety of Muslims in India. How is this even justified? Imagine your own relative being asked such a thing? In any case the only reason why i regret Godse killing Gandhi is because it only added Gandhi’s aura.

    • im just an interested 3rd party that has only read very little about gandhi, but was his mistake becomeing a political figure… becomeing a leader to the hindi people? Or were even his teachings flawed, not in respect of india to pakistan but to humanity as a whole? I’m an american atheist but have always respected gandhi and his fundemental teachings of peace but I never knew this side of the story. What I’m really trying to ask i guess is… Was gandhi put in his position of political power by the hindu people and then ttied to follow his own teachings leading to the attacks of muslims on hindu’s. Or did gandhi persue his position amoung hindu’s to bring about thier destruction? please reply via email, I am interested but respect that fact that I am not hindu so if you do not wish to I understand

      • what about his reaction in southafrica when he denied to share his jail cell to a black person by saying that they are only one degree higher than animal…. and the TATA’s saying that we spend more money than a devolped city to keep his place natural… and that didnt mean that all he did was just a showoff to keep his image higher.

      • Sean…here you will get only arrows in air without any aim if you are interested to know about Gandhiji please go through the Books and Biographies of different freedom fighters you may get it in any national library just be patient and read all those if you are desperate to know the REAL FACTS….I have been reading those since last 4 years and am still doing it…..here you’ll get different views which in HINDI we call “prithak drishtikon”….so run for facts which are still unpublished online. Thank you n God Bless You…:)

  5. Mr. Babulal
    Well said that gandhi was leading common man , but people killed in pakistan were common hindu or sikh or sindhi , coz thats what gandhi did sacrificed those common people for his popularity among muslims . What nathuram did was for those people and what was once called hindustan

  6. gandhi make us a beggar.i would love to die then beg.i salute Nathuram Godase, subhash Bhose, bhagat singh and all those freedom fighter who gave their life for nation.

  7. I am surprised at most of these comments. It seems extremist hinduism is alive and well in india today.
    I work and live now in US, and have had to study indian histroy without the prejudice with which it is taught in the subcontinent.
    Cold blooded murder is being commended, as well as lauded here by hindus. Using mythical legends in a peaceful and gentle religion I
    follow, violence and murder is being supported.
    You all are the same as all those muslim sympathizers of al-qaeeda
    and taliban. Just different names, but same nature.
    Very sorry you call yourself a Hindu.
    Jai Ram –
    Kumar

    • jairam kumar
      pls stop writing like this and increase ur studies in legal history, administration an jurisprudence then come forward

    • nothing like this kumar ji.. its about the thinking that was killed not that u kill innocent people … and when somebody ask for the clarification of ur deed u done not have answer….. atleast he had answer why he killed Gandhi not like al-qaeeda who kill people he dont even know and just kill them coz they belong to a country and without any arms….if al-qaueeda comes in front and fight literally and then he gives the reason for fighting then we will listen to him and decide if he is right or not, or to support his ideology or not…. untill now for me al-qaueeda is just challenging the technology and security of the countries he is against…

  8. I have to seriously doubt competency of Judge Khosla, especially in
    light of Godse’s opening statement…
    …..
    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.
    ……
    This man was brainwashed and totally confused.
    In his opening statement right off the bat, he says he is…A free thinker, unfettered by isms political or religious WHILE HE reveres Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culutre…intensely proud of Hinduism…?
    Either everyone here is totally blind, dumb and stupid including this Judge Khosla who reportedly made such a high opinion of a cold blooded murderer..or I am misquoting Godse’s own words.
    Jai Ram –
    Kumar

    • Dear Mr.Kumar,
      Do u know that when pakistan attacked on Kashmir, Mr.Nehru did the stop payment of the check of 55crores , which had been decided to give to Pakistan. When Gandhi came to know about the stop payment, he blakmailed Mr.Nehru (Prime minister of India)by telling that if mr.Nehru will not release the payment to Pakistan, he will go for as usual Indefinate?
      Ultimatly Nehru was compelled to release the payment.
      What more proof u want that he was pro-muslim and his did were at the expense of Hindu ?
      His So call Satyagraph was never a Satyagraph but actually a “Hathagrah” and more to that “Duragrah”.
      For god’s sake stop making any stupid comment and writing statement. U are far away from knowing actual reality.
      love
      Kaivalaya

  9. Hi friends,
    In person, there is two sides one is trying to get the reputaion from the work, another one is trying to do the work sincerly. Ghandi belongs to first choise. He has political power among other leaders. But Chandra bose oneman show. He could not get the right reputation like ghandi. But both persons struggle for one targer with different approaches. Finally the youth of india will always behind NETHAJI. Your the real truth of leader.

  10. What youth and what religion? Treat person as a human, instead of labeling him with a religion or caste,
    Godse said:We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other.
    I hope he said religious rules, Please try not keep your believes on future generation, let them choose whatever they want, I am proud to say I have friends who are muslim, they are my friends because I like their personality. Please dont put your thoughts on future generations, If you respect hindu culture, try to respect other people’s culture as well. Gandhi may be failed in some cases but it doesn’t give any right for godse to kill a human. Everybody makes mistakes and from those mistakes people will climb further. Please stop the obsessions over religion and treat people normally.
    In India-Pakistan cricket match try to cheer for players, respect them instead of their religion and country, admire a person if a person hits a six(whether he is Shahid Afridi or Sachin Tendulkar), they were able to achieve that because they worked hard not because they were born in some country.
    Atleast in future generations will change, I am not saying what wrote here is right or wrong, it’s my opinion and try to have your own opinions and don’t try to force them on your children.

    • So according to your logic Indian Soldiers who defend this nation on the borders should not defend because they have families too. If we run away from what is to be done quoting such frivolous reasons we would be a nation of hemaphrodites (‘napunsaks’), so don’t try to justify an act like freedon struggle with the convenience of the people. You don’t fight such wars based on when and how many are convenient with it. Gandhi fasted because he wanted to be called ‘Great’ or ‘Mahatma’ as simple as that. Forget about Partition, i won’t even go there. Post partition, Sindhis and Sikhs were being butchered in Pakistan, women were raped and murdered or forcefully converted, children too were not spared. Gandhi asked these people not to come to India and die there so as to ensure the safety of Muslims in India. How is this even justified? Imagine your own relative being asked such a thing?

    • hey boss,its not about cheering sachin and afridi.when zahir hits a six we also cheer for him.ok.its not abt muslims its abt pakistanis.when someone died in those families where the reason is terrorism then how it feels no one can understand.

  11. Guys,

    Let me give a brief opnion about this and also I request you to think positively and also look all the aspects of the matter. First of all Gandhi's idealogoies, I agree most of them were wrong & mileading. Even if what he did was wrong, who gave Godse the right to kill him. If everyone think like this and start killing the people to whom they think are doing wrong, then what is the need of Constitution, court, police, Law and order. In that case it is going to be a Jungle Raaj, where everybody has the right to decide and punish the guily. Moreover, blaming a community, caste, religion, country or a group of people for the deeds of individuals or a group of few people is basically wrong specially in country like INDIA which we called as Democracy and have Nnumber of religions and the special communal harmony. The people who play games using religious sentiments, infact they don't respect any religion, only they use it for the personal or political benefit, whatever religion they belong to.

    • Are yaar, jara socho agar hoi marata hai to wo agar galat hai; to kisi ko ye sochne pe majboor karana kitana galat? Ek Marathi me kahawat hai “mhatari melyacha dukkha nahi pan kaal sokavto” isaka matlab kisi dost se pata karna. Anyways na chahate hue bhi ye hota hai.
      To bade bade neta ye samaz le ki janata unaki jagir nahi. Agar baat had se age gayee to is duniya me unke liye bhi koi nathuram paida ho sakta hao.

    • @Jasmin,
      You do need to read Godse’s testimony again. In your language , let me ask, who gave Gandhi to play havoc with the lives of crores of Hindus.Ask the immense number of people who migrated because of partition totally homeless and with so much suffering and personal losses. But you do not call it Jungle Raj . Why ?
      Any patriot of the kind of Godse will have gone with a very clean conscience.

    • hey man, u r so much emotionalized… our esteem indian govt still categorizing the casts in the names of OC, BC, SC and ST so why shouldn’t we??? man india is great country but not indians.. if really we respect our constitution why we made 68 amendments till date?? do u have any explanation in that??? and finally what i want to say is our so called elders and great people are not really great… there are so many freedom fighters, even their names enlightened. gandhi is really nothing did in our fighting..

  12. Well I don’t like dwelling in the past and write too much either but i do have few points on my plate
    1. British were already sick of India.It was an investment that was proving unworthy of.So did Gandhi became a hero because British chose to talk to him.
    2. Was it his non violence that really shaped the ind of the British to grant independence.After having had 2 world wars did Brits want more of trouble.I think u get your answers from that
    3. Muslims are a missionary and contagious religion.Islam and its structure doesn’t allow peace with others.Here is where Gandhi failed.He wanted to be a saviour of both but didn’t understood that muslims and Hindus can’t co exist.Mark my word-either we all will be muslims (as has happened to people in Pakistan,Afganistan,Indonesia,Malaysia and Bangladesh where the inhabitants were some other religion and were swayed by sufis,terrorists and missionaries of islam by lure,coercion etc to become part of Islam) or alternatively all will grow so rich that religions will lose relevance(anyway religions are for poor)
    The question of Islam becoming moderate and accommodating or respectfully accepting other religions seems remote.

    • Well about your comment (religions are for poor). I would say that Jews who are one of the most religious lot are also amongst the most prosperous people.What do u say about dat?Regards

  13. unfortunate to realise what a shame that indian history has had to go thro
    but the more important question to address is we have not learnt from mistakes and history is waiting to rearrive

  14. i am not support godse but if any people read our indian history on that age of year then you can understand why godse took this decision and and why he did it this.
    we all knows that when we got freedom that time our total population is 40 cr including pakistan .pakistan (6 cr) peopls only but they get 1/3 of indian land for their own country and killed lakhs and lakhs of hindus and they still contud… pl. stop it

  15. Today I watched infamous assasin : Mahatma on history channel ,had argument on this subject with a paki colleague. millions of people were killed during partition….who is responsible. Gandhiji succumbed to jinha’s pressure for partition…..which he shud not. this has changed the whole political scenario of the world. No pakistan…..no talibaan….no al qaieda….no american base in asia(pak).This all started from 1947…..till date. Of allthe comments…the one posted on 15 august by rocky is the best.

  16. well done.very good work by nathu ram godse but its too late.gandhi ne tabh tak saara hindustan tehas-nehas kar diya tha.jiska natija hum aaj tak bhugat rahe hain.j sala bhagat singh,rajguru & sukhdev ki mout ka jimewar hai.inqlab zindabaad

    • ashfaqullah khan ko bhul gaye….bhagat singh,rajguru & sukhdev ke saath ashfaqullah khan ka naam to must judega….uska naam bhi le lete….

      • See this is what Gandhi has seeded in people like you. We all respect all the great Muslim leaders as well, we truely salute Ashfaqullah khan. Gandiji was reposbile of having our third of our land to become a foreign land on 15 Aug 1947. He was a politican not a freedom fighter like Ashaqullah Khan

      • sorry mr baig …but the act of ane muslim dosen proves all of them r right and if u r true then why the biggest crime force in world r muslims.. every terrist attack in your motherland r done by them …
        i truly belife that gandhi played a important role in indias freedom but he is not only couse
        i belife that india would be free without him even…
        but i cant understand is one thing…when bloody pakistan ask every hindu to leave pakistan then why we keep them in india
        imagin a india free of terrisom,over population,illiteracy and most important the contry would leave in peace n brotherhood

  17. Gandhi did Good or Bad for India that is Not a Reason In Our Country India People Just see like Dummies or like some Spectaculars what happening around them, They don’t observe any thing wrong or Right happened around them. More than 90% of our Population Ignore what is happening around them i.e negative position for Country and enemy i.e Terrorists or Non socialist Bodies are around us but we Ignore them. For People like Gandhi He was also right in few Situations but his More Decisions are totally Wrong. He is with British Govt internally but externally he shows he is a good Leader for Freedom.

  18. Agar Gandhi ko Nathu Ram Godse ke hatho se marna tha to use to khud nathu ram bhi nahi bacha pata aur vaise bhi azzadi ke baad gandhi jeekar kya karta wo tension me mar jaata……… ye maine kya kar daala
    apne hi desh ko kaat daala

  19. Gandhi was such a bad man that make our country worst. Unhone ne hamare desh ko aise kadar pe la k chod dia to sambhale nhio smbhalta . Gandhi khud bhi sambhal paya.
    He was responsible even for the death of Great Bhagat Singh.
    He used his mind for divide and rule policy.
    The best eg of his character is that he has more than 1 wife.
    Even the African Govt threw him away from their country.
    He such a bad man.

  20. Both Godase and gandhi were good for India,The basic difference between them are….One is freedom fighter for India and gave his life for the mass of hinds like us and the another one was politician cum freedom fighter…who had more for other and very less for India and Hindus like us…That is the result which we are facing today…now its up to you…that decide who is good or bod …

  21. It is a shame for us that the man who has done so much for indian independence is facing criticism in these comments posted by you people…………..who is nathuram…what he has done for india…..embarassing ..very very embarrasing that you people are posting comments in favour of nathuram……..but don’t forget till the end of this world MAHATMA photo will appear on indian currency…..and he will be forever

    • It’s a shame that, even after reading the above “final address” to the court, you are not able to appreciate the sacrifice done by Nathuram, at the cost of his life and honour. If you have any sense of nationalism, please read it again and understand the thought process behind Nathuram’s act. If you cannot understand – surely you cannot belong to Bharath and have no right to carry the legacy of Bharath on your shoulders. Please find an other country ….

    • At least consider re-reading the following – see if you can understand something :
      ====================
      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 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.
      My confidence about the moral side of my action has not been shaken even by the criticism levelled against it on all sides. I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weigh my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.
      ====================
      Do you see the passion of Nathuram for his motherland – can you feel his heart ?. Now you can judge what Gandhi did to the nation – and what Nathuram did for yourself. If you simply want to praise Gandhi for his muslim appeasment, you are free to do so, but, Nathuram certainly is a great patriot compared to Gandhi.

      • I fail to understand if he was such a big ideologist and such a brave man with some nice political views and with such patriotism.Why did he not enter into politics and just try to change the nation he was so unsatisfied with. The nation would have surely learnt a lot from him.Someone plz reply…Regards

    • Kamine insaan world war 2 me gandhi ne angrego ki help karne ko bola tha ,aajadi gandhi ne dilwayee yahi indian Hizrapanti hai.aagar world war 2 me Ingland ki halat kharab nahin hoti to Gandhi aapna lund ukarte rehte ,nehru mount betton ki biwi ko chodte reh jate desh aajad nahin hota

    • Can u tell me what good has gandhiji done for india
      ???????????????? It is only an illusion to believe that it was becoz of gandhiji that we gained independence ;hat it not been for world war 2 india would have never got independence at all.Only stupid and naive people would believe that holding non violent march past would help gain independenc from a supreme power like the britsh .

  22. Basicaly i loved to read history aaj bhi jabhi news mai padti hoon hindu-muslim hindu-muslim to pata nai gandhiji naam per bht gussa ataa hai nathuram ne jo bhi kiya wo accha hi kiya gandhi is the criminal of our country.

    • personally speaking i think you (Archana)are a damn fucking bitch (pardon my language)someone throws some one sided argument shits and you jump on it just like that. as far as i am concerned
      nathuram’s argument is only from one point of view(especially hinduism). also since gandhi was a man of non violence & he did not do lathi charge on congress leaders to follow his orders . they respected him & hence followed him. just think how a man without any political background comes and influences others with his philosophy. dear Archana if you crosspath me then mail me at [email protected](same user as in facebook)….

      • i totally agree with u…..BAPU ji has 2 face all these critisism even now.how can any one call such a gr88 leader a criminal.pity on u guys who think so…i think u all guys who go against gandhi r all immatured enough 2 understant such a gr88 gr88 leader who has fought a war with love n nonvoilence n thrown the british out of our nation….gandhiji amar rahe….hamesha aap hamare dil mein rahenge…mere hisaab se bapu ke baaren mein baat karna bhi hum deserve nahi karte……mahatma gandhi ko jai…..

        • saniya i agree with ur statement.u r absolutely right.i dont know but pata nahi people kisi ki 100 achchaiyo ki jagah 1 burai ko itni importance kyon dete hain.

          • dear frndz u people cant get it today becoz u r living with a drop of liberty today imagine when ur children will b converted forcibly in ephemeral religions like in pakistan kashmeer iran iraq and other parts of the worlds … muslims abuse india in india i have heard 1000s of times this is becoz of so called mahatma …

        • Dear Saniya,I agree with you, but history teaches us some great lessons to be remembered for the future. So i don’t think that discussing the issue will be of any harm.Regards

          • becoz this one illness has been untreatable and cant b treated too india is still dying from two viruses one is gandhi and another is nehru. dont forget me one day u will see me explaining all things … but now now i dont hav enough time …

          • To Pandey,
            Please avoid statements that are not relevant to the discussion and merely give you a high from fantasizing about. “dont forget me one day u will see me explaining all things … but now now i dont hav enough time” – is of no practical interest to anyone here.
            Your criticism of Gandhi’s policies smacks of extreme communal Hindu ideologies which you present without any support in any of your posts. (“muslims abuse india in india i have heard 1000s of times this is becoz of so called mahatms” – examples, please?) Gandhi and Godse had for the most part disjoint beliefs and this was the source of disagreement between them. Gandhi’s views appealed to the masses of his time and becoming popular, he was chosen to lead them. And being made one, he expected people to follow his decisions.
            When you analyze Gandhi’s actions now, you automatically have to understand why he was liked by a majority of people of that age. When you judge his actions now, you have to see the consequences of his actions in our age. Although some of his principles were unhealthy, a lot of his tenets still form the driving force for Indian beliefs even now.

      • Rupesh tum c*****a ho Non voilence ke chakkar me 1 lakh public mari gayee thee bangal me usse jayada punjab aur Gujrat me ,Non voilence.behan ke land ek goli ki awaj suno ge to gand le ke ghar me chale jao ge .

      • jab teri maa ko koi harami ka pilla, beijaat kar raha ho to kya tu non voilence ka (gandhi) ka rasta aapnayega ya Bhagat, Chandsekhar, Nejtaji Subash, sirf itna batana.
        Aur kuch puchna hai to reply dena main uska jawab bhi dunga — ok ” JAI HIND “

      • Ideot,
        Are ‘nt u ashamed of speaking such absuive language to one lady? irrespective of any thing, do not u think that she has a right to expree her self?
        Even after doing so pro-muslim activity do u know how Zinha was calling him, KAFIRON KA LEADER Gandhi”
        He and muslim league had never expressed a single word of sympathy when Mr. went for indefinate fast, and that also he did inorder to protect muslim in bangladesh not to protect Hindu in lahore & karanchi?
        We are now bearing the fruit of hiss so called Satyagrah . i would call it Duragrah,HATHAGRAH.
        Mind the language first and then write.
        Kaivalya

      • Ideot,
        Are ‘nt u ashamed of speaking such absuive language to one lady? irrespective of any thing, do not u think that she has a right to expree her self?
        Even after doing so pro-muslim activity do u know how Zinha was calling him, KAFIRON KA LEADER Gandhi”
        He and muslim league had never expressed a single word of sympathy when Mr. went for indefinate fast, and that also he did inorder to protect muslim in bangladesh not to protect Hindu in lahore & karanchi?
        We are now bearing the fruit of hiss so called Satyagrah . i would call it Duragrah,HATHAGRAH.
        Mind the language first and then write.
        Kaivalya

  23. Hi..dusryawar comment karnyapekshya apan aplya deshasathi kay sacrifice kelay ka?karan fuktchya comments dene far sope aste.
    No one knows the reality.Independence is not got only killing,& fighting.

  24. I hate Gandhi I hate Congress Ihate Pakistan,,,
    Nathuram you had to do this if you would have done this before than we all could be together in one india…

    • hey Aamir Khan heres a situation for you.
      some bandits have overtaken your 10 acre property forcefully. now you have lived under them for 1-2 years in a dog like treated manner.you cannot get your property(including home & everything) by violence.
      you protest and finally they agree to hand back your prop. on one cond. that they will only give back 8 acre of prop, or nothing and everything will be as same , you live like a dog. will you accept it or not????mail me at [email protected] and no abusing.

      • Dear Rupesh, This was not the point here. I think i dare to differ from your viewpoint.It was not a question of some land and your example does not involve too many people who follow different faiths, like the hindu and the muslims.It was real unfortunate for us to be divided like this. Despite of Gandhi ji’s great efforts to please the Muslims. The Muslim leaders abandoned him anyway. So my point is that he was so much stuck up with his values and ideologies that he could not see what was coming.Its like he was living in some kind of a fantasy world. I would really like to discuss it with u.Please mailme at [email protected]

        • yeah… ur rite bapu himself stuck up much with his own values n ideologies.As one can see….he himself mentioned in his autobiography book…”There r two persons in my life whom i failed to convince 1.my muslim friend mohammod ali jinnah and 2.my own son harilal gandhi.” everyone has their respect 2 their own religions n values .there’s nothing wrong about it.But first above any religion may it be hindu/muslim/christ/sikh etc we all r gr8 humanbeings who can help each other n live in harmony n peace.Gandhiji intended the same view.He always intended 2 remove the “hatred evil feeling” among us thru his path of love n nonvoilence.

          • and through this way the hatred would be gone forever n washed out of one’s mind.coz if someone slaps me on one cheek n i smile n show the other cheek makes the guy feel ashamed of his act n intend not 2 repeat the same with others…on the other hand if i hit him back i display my hatred and hez not gng 2 b quiet he hits back which makes us enemies n this hatred feeling among us carries through out our generations 2 come.who wants such a destruction. godse was only speaking on one side hindu hindu hindu….but he forgot tht hez first a humanbeing.which bapuji conveyed it thru out his life….

    • Really…u r ryt…….Ham sab ikathhe hote no pakistan….JUST INDIA hota……powerful INDIA….Congress RAVAN hai…iska vadh krne ke liye BHAGWAN SHREE RAM JI ko dubara aana hoga…..

    • Yes satish, its very difficult to understand Gandhi. Only a few people like Godse , understood gandhi fully.
      its a shame we call him the father of the nation and also a Mahathma. If there is another birth and God really punishes the evil, its Gandhi who should be punished as if he is in hell. There is no salvation for him, whatever number of births he takes.Why you people are so scared to talk about gandhi. Why you people are brainwashed right from school,to eulogize and worship gandhi? Was he a true patriot. The gandhi/Nehru legacy is the one which is torturing and slow poisoning our India till this date.The world is yet to see a more spineless and selfish Leader like Nehru. Because he wanted to share the bed of mountbatens wife, he agreed to partition. He wanted to play around with chinese women, he supported china for the unsc and also the indo-chini bhai bhai and the humiliating defeat at the hands of the chinese in the 60’s. Still we do not have the guts to say “china keep off arunachal, kashmir, north east, assam”.
      DOES THE CONGRESS HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY THIS on the face of the chinese????
      Are you proud of all this satish??? If we are what we are today as a nation, it is because of the PEOPLE of india and not its congress leaders.
      I will and can only salute the people of india. Godse is really a great patriot of India, who really loved the nation and did what is just and correct. If what he did is a crime, how do you explain the thousands of deaths our people undergo everyday due to starvation, despite surplus food production and subsequent rotting of the grains in warehouses.,corruption, nepotism,injustice and power hungry politicians. I love my nation , India. To be a patriot of my country, there is no need to be a lover of Gandhi or Nehru or their policies.People like you , will never come out the illussion and brainwash that you have been subject to for many many years.
      jai hindh

  25. Nathuram Godse did a right thing. He killed gandhi but wasted two bullets. As far as gandhi is conderned one shot was enough for him. Had Nathuram used the rest of the bullets on Nehru, India would have been a better country today.

    • ur absolutely right.
      had behru gone and patil becme the PM there would have been no pakistan bugging us today, no kashmir problem and india would have been amuch more peaceful nation.
      above all we would have been free from the dynastic politics from nehru down to rahul gandhi

      • Hmmm..yes after reading the himalayan blunder,it seems that Nehru and his def minister both were unfit for the job.When someone attacks you,closing your eye wont make the enemy disappear.Our poor soldiers who were butchered during the chinese invasion.I think after 47years also we havent armed ourselves well enought to stave off an attack from the chinese.Recently in kargil also we lost soldiers because these babus from Delhi were not giving them orders to retaliate.The army should be empowered,only then can we survive.China has become so powerful that even the big bully,USA,is scared of them.China looks like its planning an attack soon and we are ill-equipped.Our PM is a good economist,but not a person fit for war strategies and statesmanship.Kya hoga is desh ka jahaan ye laloo leader paisa jamaa kar rahen hai?

    • I completely agree with you. Nehru was one of the worst Prime Minister. India is still facing Kashmir problem because of Nehru.

  26. Gandhi and godsa both are patr1ot of india. Both were working for india.Althogh gandhi was showing himself secular but both were insecular. Gandhi was to be pretend secular but godsa was the member of hardcore hinduwing R.S.S. who is trying today too make india a hindu Nation. In india many religions,many castes etc. people are living in India. So we should not remeber again again gandhi and godsa, and we should remeber Bhagat singh and his companions idelogy. We should not criticise any gandhi etc.,we should do today something for our nation.Everybody know that naxalite movment is increasing very fastly in india which is not good for nation. So we work hard and save our country from external powers. It will be true tribute to our patriots.At last i say gandhi and godsa true patriots there services can not declined

  27. Bhagat singh,chandrasakarazad,balgangadar tilak,subhas chandrabose,alluri seetharama raju-these all r freedom fighters .
    mahatma gandhi is freedom ….

  28. shame on you guys..shame on you…criticizing mahatma and supporting nathu fanatic and his speech…. how you all communal bent of mind writing against mahatma and in support of nathu…there is mahatma all over ..himmat hai to nikal ke dekh…mahatma is in your pocket..on currency..want to remove or burn that currency then burn mahatma from your pocket..bhikhari alias beggar ban jayenge aap log…mahatma paas hai to aap hai nahi to aap bhikhari hain…main likhta rahunga bapu ke favor mein ..i will wright in favor of bapu till the end of my life…and he will be forever till the end of the world…in every indian pocket

    • currency pe gandhi ka naam hai…iski karan hai Congress……usko “father of nation” naam diya tha congress. Shame on U man…..subhas chandra bose, bhagat singh, chandrasakarazad,balgangadar tilak…those r the real freedom fighter………

    • Ghandhi duniya ka sab se bara ch***a insaan tha,Nehru aur Birla family ke isaro pe chalta tha,12 saal ki larki ke sath nange sota tha,usne do sadiya ki thee . Nehru gandu tha uska affair lord mount batton ki wife se tha aur Lord ke sath bhee tha.History utha ke padho chutiyon aaj jo hindustan hai wo inhin kamino ke karan Randi bani huee hai

    • Mr baig i am not support to nathu ok and i agreed about your thinking but aur koi krantikari nahi hai kya unki naam pe currency nahi aa sakti kya is desh ki ajadi ke kebal unhone hi kurbani diye the itihaas badla ja sak ta hai Aur jo actual hero hai unke naam pe bhi currency ana chaiye jaise Sardar Patel,Subash ch Bose,Ashatullha khan,Lal bahadur Sastri ….ye log kya mahatma nahi hai itihaas badlega hum bhikari se amir banege ok…

    • Asshole…of all the things done by Gandhi…all you remember is his image on the currency?? This speaks a lot about you and your Gandu..oops…Gandhi.