Pragya Singh Thakur calls Nathuram Godse a patriot

BJP’s candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur has called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot. She was reported claiming “those calling him a terrorist will be given a befitting reply this election.” Nathuram Godse was a fanatical Hindu activist who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on 30th January 1948. Hindu right wing groups like the RSS and Bajrang Dal revere Godse as a revolutionary leader for his act of killing Gandhi, who they consider arch-enemy for what they see as Gandhi’s pro-Muslim leanings. Many BJP leaders, including past cabinet members, have come out in support of Pragya’s remarks.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :In a road show
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Hindu
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perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: May 16, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Hate Speech
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Muslim minority
    Name of Perpetrator Pragya Singh Thakur
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Bhopal
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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