Location: NEW DELHI,
Date: December 6, 1947
Brothers and Sisters,
You heard the bhajan and the Ramdhun sung by Subbulakshmi. She is new to Delhi. Usually she gives music recitals. One ought to lose oneself while singing bhajans and Ramdhun. Today you must have realized why people are so keen to hear her. She has a melodious voice. I welcomed her message offering to come and sing here.
Today I do not wish to take more than 15 minutes. Yesterday I took 25 minutes which was too long. I am ashamed of it. I must train myself to finish within 15 minutes. Today I intend to take only 15 minutes and leave out what cannot be covered within that time. I had a letter from a friend yesterday. I have only been able to read a part of it. I have another letter today which I have not been able to go through. I must ask to be excused. The letter which I have read in part says that I am too simple a man, that I do not know how the world’s affairs are run and am apt to be deceived. The correspondent also explains the nature of the deception and cautions me to be careful. He asks me to see what is happening in Pakistan and suggests that we should do the same here. That we should take revenge I do not agree. We cannot burn the houses of the Muslims. However humble those houses may be they are as dear to their owners as the palaces of millionaires may be to them. It is in these houses that they live. When a Muslim has to go to Pakistan he suffers. Continue reading
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On a Saturday, we were celebrating a victory after 28 years, a much needed win to bring the world cup back. Next Saturday, we witnessed another win for the people of SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of India when they followed Anna Hazare and became part of the historic moment in the history of Independent India.
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I read Nathuram Godse’s last speech. You can read it here.
This is my response.
This is the speech given by Nathuram Godse in the court when he was tried for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.
As per Gandhiji, Religion is a moral order and different Religions are sets of belief systems and rituals. This is the reason he advocated entry of Religion into politics but not Religions into politics. Gandhi wanted India to be secular, based not on majority of any religious community but on the representatives of the whole people without distinction of religion.
Condemning Gandhi has become a fashion these days. People don’t understand and can’t appreciate what he has done. They must realize that the real force behind uniting the nation was Gandhi. For years we have lived as Feuds and the idea of being a “Nation” was not known. He consolidated the masses and gave them voice. He united people. Satyagraha was not an easy thing to do. It needed support of many from the front and also of the people who were sitting in their homes. Continue reading