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Changing India's Morality

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12.02.2019

Karl Marx said, ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce’.

We see this happening before our eyes.

The Hindu Mahasabha, under the leadership of its national secretary, Pooja Shakun Pandey, shot at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi in Agra on the Mahatma's death anniversary. They saw to it that a blood-like colour flowed from the effigy as they clapped and sweets were distributed as they celebrated all around.

Though Shakun and her husband were arrested on February 6, 2019, the idea of treating the memory of Gandhi like this reveals the mindset of the organisation.

They declared January 30 as “Shaurya Diwas”. A day when Nathuramram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's killer, is compared to the epic hero Rama, and Gandhi to Ravana. They also declared that on every January 30, Gandhi’s effigy will be similarly shot and there will be festive celebrations of his death — much like how Ravana’s effigy is burnt on every Dussehra.

The Hindu Mahasabha's national secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey shooting at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi. (Photo: Screengrab/ Youtube)

All these years, I was a critic of Gandhi — this incident changed my opinion about him.

If the BJP was not in power in Delhi and Lucknow, this re-enactment of history as tragedy and farce would not be possible.

It shows how these forces have shown the truth in the past as untruth and such farce will be repeated to be the history of celebration in the future.

If the Hindu Mahasabha, with the tacit support of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and their affiliate political and cultural organisations plan to see that Gandhi goes into the future being killed every year, and Nathuram becomes hero of the........

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