Dimapur, February 4: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee today joined the nationwide protest to condemn the abominable action of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha in UP who re-enacted the killing of Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary by shooting at his effigy that was later burnt down.
Moreover, the assassin (Godse) of Mahatma Gandhi was garlanded and honored which is a shame to the entire right thinking citizens of the country, the NPCC stated.
Speaking at a brief function before holding protest outside Dimapur DCC Office, PCC General Secretary, Capt GK Zhimomi shared how the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi continue to drive the nation even 71 years after his tragic death while RSS and its frontals continue to harbor immense hatred towards the Father of Nation, since Gandhian principles are the anti thesis of majoritarian agenda espoused by them.
With immense attempt to tarnish the image of Mahatma Gandhi, they have made him more relevant than any time in history.
He called upon Congress men and women to rededicate themselves towards the tenets of Gandhian philosophy that stood for secularism and pluralism, to uphold the unity in diversity of the country.
NPCC President K Therie said that Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead not because of his misdeeds or crime but because he stood by secularism, peace and brotherhood as he recognized that we are not different because of religion, caste or creed.
It was because Gandhi propounded these secular ideas that he was deeply hated leading to his assassination by Nathuram Godse, he added.
He said that the Gandhiji’s assassination was also to make changes to the Constitution of India with the objective to facilitate the Hindutva agenda for they think India should be ruled on majoritarian agenda.
Through this protest NPCC wanted to send a strong signal to the people and the nation that they do not accept Hindutva or its proponents and condemn the insane act of shooting and burning of Mahatma Gandhiji’s effigy, he said. (Page News Service)