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‘Ideology of hate’ consuming India, says Gandhi’s great-grandson

2023-01-29
‘Ideology of hate’ consuming India, says Gandhi’s great-grandson


Ahead of the 75th anniversary of his death, Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson claims that the rising wave of Hindu nationalism in India is an insult to his legacy.
On January 30, 1948, Nathuram Godse, a religious fanatic enraged by his victim's conciliatory gestures to the nation's minority Muslim community, shot Gandhi to death at a multifaith prayer gathering.
Godse was put to death the following year and is still widely despised, but novelist and social activist Tushar Gandhi, one of the most notable heirs to the universal peace sign, claims that his opinions are now being heard with alarming regularity in India.

At his Mumbai home, he told AFP, "That whole philosophy, the ideology of hate, the idea of polarisation, the ideology of differences, has now grabbed India and Indian hearts."


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