Nathuram Godse Library in Gwalior closed just a day after opening in MP

District administration has issued Section 144 and banned any act meant to glorify Nathuram Godse.


BHOPAL: Earlier, on Sunday, the Hindu Mahasabha had unveiled the Godse Gyanshala at its state HQ in Daulatganj area of Gwalior. Just a day after being opened by right-wing Hindu outfit All India Hindu Mahasabha to promote the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, the Godse Gyanshala (library-cum study centre) was closed in Gwalior city of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.

The Godse Gyanshala (sort of library) was started at the Hindu Mahasabha state headquarter at Daulatganj area of Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior on Sunday.

The action was initiated by the Gwalior district administration and police under Section 144 of CrPc on Monday night, the Gwalior district police superintendent Amit Sanghi told The New Indian Express on Tuesday.

In pursuance with Section 144 of CrPc, prohibitory orders have been issued by the district administration to ban any act meant to glorify Nathuram Godse, the Gwalior SP said.

The unveiling of the Godse Gyanshala at its state HQ in the Daulatganj area of Gwalior, which had prompted the opposition to attack the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in the central Indian state.

The Gyanshala was unveiled at the Hindu Mahasabha’s office by garlanding the picture of Nathuram Godse as well as pictures of stalwarts who inspired him. The pictures, included Guru Govind Singh, Maharana Pratap, RSS founder KB Hedgewar, Lala Lajpat Rai, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya among others.

“The Gyanshala will not only have pictures of Nathuram Godse, Narayan Apte( Gandhi’s assassins), but also all other Hindu nationalists, including Jan Sangh founder member Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. It will infuse the spirit of nationalism among our Generation Y and Generation next, ” Hindu Mahasabha national vice president Jaiveer Bhardwaj had said.

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Bhardwaj had planned to keep books at the Gyanshala to educate youths about the revolutionary thoughts of both Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte, besides other nationalist leaders. The books were supposed to be unveiled at the Gyanshala on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.


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April 2024


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