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Updated on: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 03:20 PM IST

Nathuram Godse’s statue vandalised by Gujarat Congress workers in Jamnagar: Report

The Hindu Sena erected Nathuram Godse's statue at Hanuman ashram after authorities refused to allocate them the space for the statue in August.
Hindu mahasabha workers paying tributes to nathuram godse | ANI

Hindu mahasabha workers paying tributes to nathuram godse | ANI

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Nathuram Godse’s statue, installed by the Hindu Sena, was vandalised by Congress workers on Tuesday morning in Jamnagar reported by India Today.

According to the reports, Jamnagar Congress president Digubha Jadeja and his associates vandalised the statue.

Earlier, The Hindu Sena had announced its decision to install Nathuram Godse’s statue in Jamnagar in August.But after the refusal from local authorities to allocate space, the organisation erected it at Hanuman ashram, and raised slogans of ‘Nathuram Godse amar rahe’.

Yesterday the Hindu Mahasabha has said it will make a statue of Nathuram Godse with soil brought from Haryana's Ambala Central Jail, where the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi was hanged to death in 1949.

The right-wing organisation's comments came on Monday when it observed Godse's death anniversary.

"The Mahasabha activists last week brought the soil from the Ambala jail, where Godse and Narayan Apte were executed. This soil will be used to make the statues of Godse and Apte and they will be installed at the Mahasabha's office in Gwalior," the outfit's national vice president Dr Jaiveer Bharadwaj told reporters.

The Mahasabha activists installed the statues of Godse and Apte at 'Balidhan Dham' in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) on Monday, he said.

"We will construct such Balidan Dham in every state," he added.

He further said the Gwalior district administration had seized Godse's bust (installed at the Mahasabha's office here) in 2017, but it was not returned so far.

Bharadwaj also alleged that the Congress was responsible for the country's partition (in 1947) which resulted in killings of people on a large scale.

Meanwhile, Gwalior's Additional Superintendent of Police Satyendra Singh Tomar said there was no public programme of the Hindu Mahasabha here on Monday.

No statue has been installed so far and the police are keeping an eye on the outfit's activities, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 03:20 PM IST
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