Nathuram Godse’s Balidan Divas: Hindu mahasabha launches Godse website

godseMEERUT: Members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha commemorated November 15 — the day Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was hanged in 1949 — as ‘balidan divas’ (day of sacrifice) and launched a website titled ‘Nathuram Godse — The Real Forgotten Hero’ on Sunday morning. The website, members say, has been put up to inform the public about Godse’s “good deeds

Hindu Mahasabha members also conducted havans in as many as 120 offices of the organization. “We have launched the website ( so that the public can enhance their knowledge about Godse and decide about his character. Scanned copies of his book ‘Gandhi Vadh Kyu?’ (Why Gandhi was killed) and his brother Gopal’s ‘Gandhi Vadh aur Main’ will be uploaded on the website and will be available for all to read,” said Madan Acharya, president, Vishwa Hindupeeth, an offshoot of the Mahasabha.

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The website has been put on the internet and a six-member IT team appointed to engage in social media interactions related to Nathuram Godse. The website, launched on Sunday, will now be completed by the IT team, which is working on it.

“Godse had killed Mahatma Gandhi due to his involvement in the partition of the country. Godse was apprehensive that India would be divided further if Gandhi remained alive. To mark Godse’s sacrifice, we have commemorated November 15 as ‘Balidan Divas’. We conducted havans across the country,” said Munna Kumar Sharma, national general secretary, Hindu Mahasabha.

This has come months after the party’s foiled attempt to erect the first Nathuram Godse bust in the country at their office on Meerut’s Sharda Road. The place where the statue was to be erected was later sealed by the police to avoid any communal incident.

“We have also prepared a memorandum that will be sent to the President of India via the district magistrate in which we demand that textbooks of students should include Godse’s biography too. In the memorandum, we also demand that India be converted into a Hindu rashtra,” said Ashok Sharma, national vice-president, Hindu Mahasabha.

Though the organization’s members had claimed that audio CDs of an upcoming movie, ‘Godse’, produced by Santosh Rai, who is also a member of the party, will be distributed on November 15, it could not be done due to some technical fault in the CDs, which were returned.

Source: The Times of India