When Indians were busy celebrating the birth anniversary of father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, Hindu Mahasabha, a group of right-wing Hindutva body, installed a statue of Nathuram Godse.
As per media reports, the statue was installed and unveiled by the members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha at their Sharda road office in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. Last year, similar attempts were made to install Godse’s statue.
On the same hand, the group also marked the day as Dhikkar Diwas (Day of Curse).
“In 2014, when we had tried to install the bust of Godse after a foundation stone laying ceremony. It was opposed by police and right-wing outfits due to which the spot was sealed and the matter was taken to court. This time, we exercised extreme caution and unveiled the statue on Gandhi Jayanti – as there can be a no better day. Our step signifies that it is time all Indians stop following Gandhi’s footsteps and start worshipping Godse,” said national vice president, Pandit Ashok Sharma.