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When I was searching for the R'day topics my web search lead me to many interesting subjects.

One shock I got is on reading Godse's last official words ... E en the people who had gathered in court room were strongly felt for him. The judge who convicted Nathuram was on record saying that had the public been the jury, Nathuram Godse would have been surely aquitted. - Chella In the pic (L to R) :Nathuram Godse, Narayan Apte and Vishnu Karkare Here is his speach ...

" 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 oined anti!caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of e"ual 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 organi#ed anti! caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, $shatriyas, %aisyas, &hamars and Bhangis participated. 'e broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of (adabhai )aoro i, %ivekanand, *okhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like +ngland, ,rance, America and- .ussia. /oreover I studied the tenets of 0ocialism and /ar1ism. But above all I studied very closely whatever %eer 0avarkar and *andhi i 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 citi#en. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the ust interests of some thirty crores 2344 million5 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 0anghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan, my /otherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.

0ince the year 6784, that is, after the demise of 9okamanya Tilak, *andhi i-s influence in the &ongress 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. )o sensible or enlightened person could ob ect 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, hunour, 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 un ust. 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 .amayana; .ama killed .avana in a tumultuous fight and relieved 0ita. :In the /ahabharata;, $rishna killed $ansa to end his wickedness< and Ar una had to fight and slay "uite 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 .ama, $rishna and Ar una as guilty of violence, the /ahatma betrayed a total ignorance of the springs of human action. In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by &hhatrapati 0hiva i that first checked and eventually destroyed the /uslim tyranny in India. It was absolutely essentially for 0hiva i to overpower and kill an aggressive Af#al $han, failing which he would have lost his own life. In condemning history-s towering warriors like 0hiva i, .ana =ratap and *uru *obind 0ingh as misguided patriots, *andhi i has merely e1posed his self!conceit. He was, parado1ical as it may appear, a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and

non!violence, while .ana =ratap, 0hiva i and the *uru 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!/uslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the e1istence of *andhi should be brought to an end immediately. *andhi had done very good in 0outh Africa to uphold the rights and well!being of the Indian community there. But when he finally returned to India he developed a sub ective mentality under which he alone was to be the final udge 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 &ongress and carry on his own way. Against such an attitude there can be no halfway house. +ither &ongress 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 >udge of everyone and every thing< he was the master brain guiding the civil disobedience movement< no other could know the techni"ue 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 /ahatma-s infallibility. -A 0atyagrahi can never failwas his formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody e1cept himself knew what a 0atyagrahi is. Thus, the /ahatma became the udge and ury in his own cause. These childish insanities and obstinacies, coupled with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty character made *andhi formidable and irresistible. /any people thought that his politics were irrational but they had either to withdraw from the &ongress or place their intelligence at his feet to do with as he liked. In a position of such

absolute irresponsibility *andhi was guilty of blunder after blunder, failure after failure, disaster after disaster. *andhi-s pro!/uslim policy is blatantly in his perverse attitude on the "uestion of the national language of India. It is "uite obvious that Hindi has the most prior claim to be accepted as the premier language. In the beginning of his career in India, *andhi gave a great impetus to Hindi but as he found that the /uslims did not like it, he became a champion of what is called Hindustani. +verybody 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 ?rdu, and not even the /ahatma-s sophistry could make it popular. But in his desire to please the /uslims 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 /uslims. All his e1periments were at the e1pense of the Hindus. ,rom August 67@A onwards the private armies of the /uslim 9eague began a massacre of the Hindus. The then %iceroy, 9ord 'avell, though distressed at what was happening, would not use his powers under the *overnment of India Act of 673B to prevent the rape, murder and arson. The Hindu blood began to flow from Bengal to $arachi with some retaliation by the Hindus. The Interim *overnment formed in 0eptember was sabotaged by its /uslim 9eague 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 *andhi-s infatuation for them. 9ord 'avell had to resign as he could not bring about a settlement and he was succeeded by 9ord /ountbatten. $ing 9og was followed by $ing 0tork. The &ongress which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism secretly accepted =akistan literally at the point of the

bayonet and ab ectly surrendered to >innah. India was vivisected and one!third of the Indian territory became foreign land to us from August 6B, 67@C. 9ord /ountbatten came to be described in &ongress circles as the greatest %iceroy and *overnor!*eneral this country ever had. The official date for handing over power was fi1ed for >une 34, 67@D, but /ountbatten with his ruthless surgery gave us a gift of vivisected India ten months in advance. This is what *andhi had achieved after thirty years of undisputed dictatorship and this is what &ongress party calls -freedom- and -peaceful transfer of power-. The Hindu!/uslim unity bubble was finally burst and a theocratic state was established with the consent of )ehru and his crowd and they have called -freedom won by them with sacrifice- ! whose sacrificeE 'hen top leaders of &ongress, with the consent of *andhi, divided and tore the country ! which we consider a deity of worship ! my mind was filled with direful anger. Fne of the conditions imposed by *andhi for his breaking of the fast unto death related to the mos"ues in (elhi occupied by the Hindu refugees. But when Hindus in =akistan were sub ected to violent attacks he did not so much as utter a single word to protest and censure the =akistan *overnment or the /uslims concerned. *andhi was shrewd enough to know that while undertaking a fast unto death, had he imposed for its break some condition on the /uslims in =akistan, there would have been found hardly any /uslims 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 /uslims. He was fully aware of from the e1perience that >innah was not at all perturbed or influenced by his fast and the /uslim 9eague hardly attached any value to the inner voice of *andhi. *andhi is being referred to as the ,ather of the )ation. 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 *andhi has failed in his duty. He has proved to be the ,ather of =akistan. His inner!voice, his spiritual power and his doctrine of non!violence of which so much is made of, all crumbled before >innah-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 e1pect 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 *andhi i. But at the same time I felt that the Indian politics in the absence of *andhi i would surely be proved practical, able to retaliate, and would be powerful with armed forces. )o doubt, my own future would be totally ruined, but the nation would be saved from the inroads of =akistan. =eople 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 "uestion, 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 *andhi i on 34th >anuary 67@D, 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 /uslims. But at the same time I could clearly see that the policy was entirely due to the presence of *andhi. I have to say with great regret that =rime /inister )ehru "uite 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 )ehru has played a leading role in the establishment of the theocratic state of =akistan, and his ob was made easier by *andhi-s persistent policy of appeasement towards the /uslims. I now stand before the court to accept the full share of my responsibility for what I have done and the udge 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. /y 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. " !"#"" $osted in %anal $akkangal & $ermalink & 'omments ())* & +rackbacks (,* & Email this Trac bac s +he -R. to +rackback this post is# http#//kanalpakkangal.blogspirit.com/trackback/"0"12) Comments +here is always ) sides to a coin. +hanks for bringing this article on Ghodse's side of the story. It looks ery compelling and was an interesting prespecti e. $osted by# 3rini asan $rasanna & Wednesday4 5ebruary ,!4 ),,1 6ma7ing stuff. Where did you find this and is the speech genuine8 I also heard there was a full autobigraphy by GOdse on the topic but of course it is con iniently banned in India. WOuld be great to get hold of the book if it e9ists. $osted by# .$ & +uesday4 :uly );4 ),,< its an ama7ing that4 a guy who knows as killer of great man of india is

the real for our country4 gandhiji had no right to di ide this nation4 the punishmnet which ghodse was gi en to him was right as for as i concern $osted by# =6+EE3> %-?6R & ?onday4 6ugust ),4 ),,< @ice article4 how did you get this article8 In >ey ram %amal started off with the theme4 but compromised at the end. Ao you ha e any other links to @ethaji. $osted by# sel araj & ?onday4 3eptember ,04 ),,< +hanks for broadcasting it. I m happy to tell u that i met to Gopal godse before " yrs in pune. $osted by# nitin & +hursday4 3eptember !04 ),,< after knowing about nathuram godse sir i becam a great fan of him and $osted by# ramakrsihna & 3aturday4 3eptember )24 ),,< hi... it was ) good... do u ha e any other articles related ) it8 $osted by# priyanka & +uesday4 October ,)4 ),,< Great 3tuff my friend4 although I am christian by birth4 I respect hinduism and Greatly accept the iews and principles on which godse stood and achi ed the goals4 it is also unfortunate to see the state of hindu's today leading a minority life in I@AI64 today ?uslims are ruling the country the e9 president4 the celebrities4 the singers name the top brass they all are muslims4 >indus ha e pro ed laders while they climb and achi e the goals4 they are still teaching lessons and murdering differently. We call them Gay >indus4 learn unity4religion4faith in god from ?usilims atleast now. +he world knows where O36?6 is (in pakistan* but not a single muslim will re eal4 but se eral hindus are still accusing Godse who fought for them4 this shows how much unity and freedom of speech hindus ha e.

3hame of them guys. $osted by# Grandon & +hursday4 October ,;4 ),,< soory to say but congress peoples are ery torch.to u r family.we do that u think but no budy think that u r done a well job.u r realy legend.if u bourn again i make u my guru.i will gi e u sallute.if u r understand my fillings.jai hind jai maharashtra jaishi aji jai bha ani. $osted by# inayak & +hursday4 October !!4 ),,< this is ery true. people should know this. in today's world also about B,C loss of human life is because of muslims. they are spreading hatered in name of religion all o er the world. this community should be wiped out from this planet and e eryone who help this comunity in any form should also be punished. these are my personal feelings. $osted by# kuldeep & 3aturday4 October !04 ),,< madhar chod GR6@AO@ saala dogla bahenchod harami ka aulad saala apne baap ka naam bhi nahi janta hoga kutta $osted by# prakash & 3aturday4 October !04 ),,< I'd like to know where you got this article from. 6lso I'd like to read the official ruling and the words of the judge. It is a great article but I do doubt its credibility. +his seems like an ectract from a court so unless we actually can trace these words in that court hearing disregarding this article is not unDjustified. $osted by# Radheya ?ortha & 3aturday4 October !04 ),,< i defenitely accept thhat nathuram godse was a man of great knowledge4 determination and a mind for ser ice ..... but at the fag end i realise that his decision to put an end to bapus life purely stems from his impatience in satyagraha and non iolence .....e en if all the allegences godse casts upon gandhi is true does anybody has the right to end a human beings life.....if thats the case then this world will be wiped pff all human life as e erybody is hated by someone or another ........ and with the si9th sense

of mankind in mind i strongly propose that taking a life is a sure act of insanity and it is a great misfortune for the nation that men like godse sometimes do fall for this moment of insanity........ $osted by# abirami & Wednesday4 October !<4 ),,< +here are definitely sick minded ppl in the world...and the idoits abo e support this Godse guy just pro es it....Im not an Indian or >indu....but know a far bit about Ghandi and what he has done for India and $akistan....@O O@E should justify or EEE@ take the arguement any further than the following statement....=O- >6EE @O RIG>+ +O +6%E 3O?EO@E'3 .I5EFF....whate er name you might gi e it AOE3 @O+ :-3+I5= I+....and is not permitted in 6@= religion..... I am disguisted and ashamed you walk among as fellow humans.... $osted by# 5ree World & 5riday4 Aecember )B4 ),,< Eery intelligent4 rational and logical argument by godse. It is appalling to know what people in power can do to subdue one man's oice. Guestion to 6ll those who are arguing about how gruesome it is to take take another person's life# What about thousands of >indus killed during the partition at the hands of muslims8 Is their life not important8 :ust because of prominence of Gandhi you feel compelled to see his life as superior to all those hindus who were killed. Hut life is life whether Gandhi's or common man's. If you understand this small point may be you will not adamantly argue against godse. Hut gi en your lopsided understanding I doubt you can think rationally. I5 G6@A>I W63 6.IEE4 I@AI6 ?6= >6EE HEE@ WI+>O-+ ?I.I+6R=. 6nd Who knows all you folks who miss Godse's rationality and logic wouldn't ha e been born at all as your parents would ha e been massacarred lot earlier my paki fanatics. $osted by# $ra een & 3aturday4 Aecember )24 ),,< I am not an Indian but my girlfriend is and we had a religious e9perience the other night watching and learning more about this great man

Gandhiji4 I ha e also read the abo e assertions of Godse and I think that his ery action of killing this holiest of men is like black on black crimes in the -nited 3tates. +he Hritish did not do it4 and the ?uslims did not4 who did and for/in the name of what8 I think I will prefer to li e in a world of Gandhiji dreams than the one we ha e today. $osted by# Eictor & +uesday4 :anuary ,!4 ),,B Good FFF I was actually serching for the material about Godseji4 past many years4 as what he had to say4 I thank you for this effort. @aren $osted by# @arendre & 3unday4 :anuary ),4 ),,B +his killer was a gay fool. I hope he is burning in hell. ?uslims did a lot of good in india and in history4 dont get me wrong i hate pakistan as well. I lo e what the muslims did for india just look at all the history and what they build in india. $osted by# jas & +hursday4 :anuary 0!4 ),,B +his killer was a gay fool. I hope he is burning in hell. ?uslims did a lot of good in india and in history4 dont get me wrong i hate pakistan as well. I lo e what the muslims did for india just look at all the history and what they build in india. $osted by# jas & +hursday4 :anuary 0!4 ),,B Well I beli e Godse did the right thing . If anybody heard of 3haheed Hhagat singh ideoligies they are pretty much same... Gandhi4 @ehru I :innah must be blamed and they will be blamed for the hatered they had injected in >indus I ?uslims.. 'ome'on people WE(>idus I ?uslims* are still been used by these mean felthy politicians on these old congress agendas of Gandhi:I. +his hatered still persists in Indian 3ociety in large... I belie e an effort must be made to raise this issue... well u did a great job..and ur efforts must be appreciated..

$osted by# Gursimran 3ingh Eohra & +hursday4 ?arch !04 ),,B heloo how r u. $osted by# biki & +uesday4 6pril ,B4 ),,B I am $roud to @athuram Godase 5or %illing Gandhi. I am happy to see that a brahmin has killed Gandhi4 $osted by# 6mey %ulkarni & 3aturday4 ?ay );4 ),,B !ost a comment =our =our =our =our Remember 3ubscribe to the name# email# -R.# comment# info# thread#