Why Nathuram Godse Assassinated Gandhi?


Every know that on 30 January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse but very few of us know the why ?

Nathruram was undoubtedly a misguided patriot and thought that Gandhi favored the political demands of India’s Muslims.

In a documentary called Death For Peace, Nathuram  Godse’s brother Gopal Godse who actively conspired the death of Gandhi along with Nathuram and Narayan Apte, said that three attempts were made in order to kill Gandhi, including the one that was finally successful.

He also said the following statement in the documentary.

“Gandhi ji had stood in favour of Pakistan and said that I shall go on hunger strike, I shall die and the Rs 55 crores should be given (to Pakistan), then only I shall leave my fast. At that moment, some youths like me decided you will not die of hunger strike, you will die of bullets now.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s death has several theories that explain why Nathuram killed Gandhi. One of them is mentioned in Ashis Nandy’s book, At the Edge of Psychology.

He said, “Perhaps it was given in the situation that Nathuram would try to regain the lost clarity of his sexual role by becoming a model of masculinity.”

And as per one of the media reports of  Journal of Kerala unit of RSS, Godse’s target was Nehru and not Gandhi ji.


Like this there’s another version by Edified which explores about Nathuram Godse and his life also it gives our answer to the why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Check it here.

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