Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | October 7, 2013

Was Gandhi a Desh-Drohi!

In 1948, one of the immediate provocations for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was his insistence that Jawaharlal Nehru’s government give Pakistan `550 million, as part of the division of British India’s assets between its two successor states. The Jawahar Lal Nehru and Cabinet had decided to delay this payment due to the Pakistani invasion of Kashmir. It was hoping to use the money as leverage, particularly at a time when authorities in Karachi — Pakistan’s first capital — were so short of cash that they were finding it difficult to pay salaries.

The Mahatma opposed this action and termed it blackmail. He took on Jwahar Nehru, Sardar Patel and the entire cabinet of the government. In the end, he won and the transfer of funds was agreed too. Nathuram Godse responded in the manner in which he did.

Mahatma Gandhi had curbed the autonomy of the Jawahar Lal Nehru’s government in Pakistan’s interest, he had not let his cabinet take decision in its wisdom.  Nathuram Godse as a nationalist responded to Gandhi’s Pakistan prem and desh-droh  with bullet.  Is  Nathuram Godse a National Hero  with regard to above reference . !

Above reference was given by columnist Ashok Mallik in his article “High on morality, low on maturity” appeared in Asian Age and later in ‘Deccan chronicles”



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