“Gandhi, Vadh Aur Main” ( which means “Gandhi’s Assassination and Me”) is a book by Gopal Godse , brother of Nathuram Godse, who wrote this book in prison, while undergoing life sentence.
This book was banned by govt of India until about 2005.
Freedom of expression for M F Hussain is fine. But why ban this book then? Gopal Godse has no where disrespected Gandhi in this book. The book gives an account of why Godse killed Gandhi. It provides details of the public sentiments and feelings while the trial was going on. Why does India have such double standards? If should have freedom of speech and expression, there is no reason why this book should have been banned.
The only reason to ban this book could be that Gandhi should be projected as equal to God, and Godse who killed him, being a Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) person should be painted black, so that the Congress could reap the political harvest forever.
Anyone who reads the book would change his views for Godse, and Gandhi.
My question to the pseudo-intellectuals and editors of well-known newspapers and journals is why are such issues not emphasized or even spoken about? Why does the media keep the already-ignorant masses so ignorant about “real issues” ?
We, the people can alone expose media’s vested interests, and I’m going to conduct an opinion poll on this issue, and request you, my dear readers to please participate and let me know if you have even heard of this book or what your opinions are!