February 26, 2021

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A library dedicated to the memory of Gandhi’s Killer?

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A large crowd of men gathered in the city of Gwalior (MP) on 10th Jan 2021, wearing saffron hats and scarves to inaugurate a memorial library dedicated to Nathuram Godse
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  • On 30th Jan 1948, Nathuram Godse shot Mahatma Gandhi three times at a point-blank range. 

  • In 1949, Godse was hanged for killing the “father of India”. Yet with the BJP at its crescendo, with Hindu nationalism values at its core, the image of Godse has shifted from a traitor of the nation to a patriot, says a report in The Guardian.

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