When the nation was observing January 30 as the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha celebrated Gandhi’s assassination as a festival.
Workers of the Hindutva group distributed sweets, danced to the tunes of drum and Bollywood songs outside its office. This comes days after its workers observed Republic Day as ‘black day’ and protested against the Indian Constitution.
Saturday marked the 68th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination by a Hindu extremist Nathuram Godseand, the day has since been observed as Martyrdom Dy.
“We celebrate the fact that this country’s hero Nathuram Godse eliminated Gandhi in 1948. Every year we distribute sweets, hire professional bands and invite people to dance to express our happiness at Gandhi’s killing,” said Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice president of the group.
The Hindu Mahasbha outfit has carried out such controversial actions over Gandhi’s assassination for several years.
Mr. Rajput another member of Hindu Mahasabah says. “We wanted to install a bust of Nathuram Godse in our offices so that his followers can come and pay homage to him. I want to tell the government that one day we will build the temple for Godse and nobody can stop us,” he added.