LIFTING THE VEIL OF MAHATMA
ARE WE SPENDING CRORES TO PORTRAY A MAN AS A POOR, INTELLECTUAL, SYMBOL OF NON-VIOLENCE, MAHATMA, OR FATHER OF THE NATION???????
On 18th of June 2012, Shymala Mohan, Director and Central Public Information officer (CPIO) clarified to a Right to Information Act application that “Gandhi is not conferred with the title of the Father of Nation by the Government”, although he is popularly known as the same.
The Net result of the last 60 years is one Man is glorified at the ignorance of the innocent Indians. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was deified. Indeed, no one is idolized these days the way he is. He is portrayed as flamboyant lawyer, Human activist, and freedom fighter. His birthday is declared by the Government as Public holiday and commemorated at world-wide as the International Day of Non-Violence. He is pronounced as the Mahatma (High souled or Venerable in Sanskrit) and Bapu (Endearment of Father in Gujarati).
If I could use the words of Mr. Arun Shourie (former Telecom minister), “we Indians are Worshipping false Gods”. This is a statement used by Mr. Shourie as critic against Mr. Ambedkar, who is once again depicted as Father of Constitution of India. On both the cases, we have been in gloom. Neither former is Father of India nor latter a Father of Constitution of India. These titles were conferred by mere and sheer myth. For the convenience of politicians, myth was conveyed as the fact. Consequence is the subjugation of the poor “We the people of India” to accept such perpetual myth as a total truth.
An artificial character was imposed on a person who never had such a personality. Mr. Mohandas was a man of marketing. Lord Willingdon, viceroy of India, 1933 said “It is very necessary throughout to view Gandhi as he is and NOT what he poses to be”.
On piercing or lifting the artificial veil of the person is a real acid test in this write-up. Starting with his personal thoughts in British imperialism, Martin Green describes in his biography that “When Gandhi left South Africa, he still believed in the British empire. Though tentatively. "Though Empires have gone and fallen, this empire may perhaps be an exception....it is an empire not founded on material but on spiritual foundations....the British constitution. Tear away those ideals and you tear away my loyalty to the British constitution; keep those ideals and I am ever a bondsman”.
Gandhi was critical of specific aspects of colonial rule; his general outlook towards the British was more akin to that of the loyalist Prince than the most advanced of India's national leaders. Particularly onerous was his support of the British during World War I. These are all the in specie notifications required for the support he made towards the British.
Gandhi as a lawyer never practiced in India. Mr. Vachha’s in his book on Famous judges and lawyers and cases of Bombay states that “Gandhi never set foot in High Court except for a summon” ( pg.no. 149).
Later Gandhi was also an Anti-Hindu and pro-Muslim. Gandhi was uncompromising in demanding from Hindus that they remedy “the evils of the Hindu Society”, starting with Untouchability; he never pointed at the evils of Muslim Society. Gandhi coerced Hindus with his numerous fasts, but never used his pressure on the Muslims. Mr. Gandhi never went for a fast against Muslim league to give up the partition. Godse remarked the reason for the killing of the Gandhi as “the problem of India was basically the problems of the Hindus” (which was penetrated by the Gandhi). Gandhi also ostentatiously displayed his love for Muslims by a most unworthy and unprovoked attack on the Arya Samaj in 1924. For his infatuation towards the Muslim, he replaced the Vande Mataram with Jana Gana Mana which was proposed by the Nehru in Constituent Assembly as per instruction of the Mr. Gandhi. He also banned the public recital of Shiva Bahwani,a beautiful collection of 52 verses of Hindu poet on King Shivaji.
Gandhi also dismissed the cow-slaughter in India. He said India is not a Hindu country to bring such laws. This is a response of masked mahatma to grant license for the Muslims to kill the cow which is deemed God as Hindu custom. On partition, Rivers of blood flowed under his nose. This is the result of his thirty years of dictatorship in India.
All these shows that he has been masked or portrayed as poor, sadhu, pro- Hindu, Bapu, Mahatma and so on……….
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT LAWYER, FATHER OF THE NATION, MAHATMA, HINDUISM, PATRIOTIC NEEDS A REVIEW AND EXPECTING FOR A REFORM…………
Whether these criticisms are Fact or False...... Miles to research. These are compilations from the books which I have read and not a personal opinion. Under qualified Freedom of Speech and Expression, such opinions cannot be casted.
Mohandas Gandhi and the facts which have been erased