Facebook comments on Nathuram Godse trigger controversy



A school teacher and a university teacher from Karimganj have triggered controversy with their comments on Nathuram Godse - the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948.

In a Facebook post, the school teacher mentioned that Nathuram “committed a grave mistake” by leaving Nehru alive followed by a reply from a Guwahati-based university teacher where he commented that the post was “the best comment of the year”.

A social scientist and former professor of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Apurba Kumar Baruah, said India is essentially the creation of the leaders like the Mahatma, Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and BR Ambedkar.

He appealed the indigenous communities of Assam to be on guard, saying that the Hindutva ideology is not only an instrument of political hegemony but also a powerful tool for subjugation of the smaller ethnic identities.

Commenting on the above assertion made on Nathuram by the Karimganj school teacher and supported by the university teacher, educationist and writer Jyotirmoy Jana, described the proponents of Nathuram as ‘ministers of darkness’ like the witches portrayed by Shakespeare in the first scene of the first act of Macbeth.

All that is good to others is evil to them (Nathuram’s supporters) and all that is foul to others is good to them, said Jana.


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