On 2nd October, the whole nation celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. However, some people were engrossed to trend #godseamarrahe on Twitter. Yesterday was no less than an ironical Jayanti as it was ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ but netizens were applauding Godse who killed Gandhi.

Initially, hashtag Gandhi Jayanti lorded on social platform Twitter with a staggering 114k tweets. Various other hashtags such as Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi were also floated. The whole scenario of trends has changed by 5 pm and hashtags like #pro-Godse started showing up on Twitter. The most prominent tag eulogising Gandhiji’s assassin was #GodseAmarRahe.

Nathuram Godse was the one who assassinated ‘Father of Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi back in 1948. So, netizens are glorifying Godse for his victory by defaming one of the reasons behind India’s freedom. It’s too disappointing to look at these tweets on Gandhi Jayanti. The hashtag for Godse trended with around 20k tweets full of hatred for Gandhi.

Take a look at some of the Naye bharat ke logon ke tweets on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

#GodseAmarRahe: Not less than a Shame

Isn’t it shameful that people are defaming the person on his birth anniversary? The person is none other than Mahatma Gandhi whose ideology never dies. We remember him because he adopted the path of non-violence, goodwill and took our country to freedom.

Undoubtedly, he is one of the reasons that we are freely living in an Independent nation. Bapu was the man who led our nation to freedom. From ‘Ahimsa’ to ‘Satyagraha,’ his life was not easy at all. His deep understanding made him the “man of learning”.

“If we could erase the ‘It’s and the ‘Mine’s’ from religion, politics, economics, etc., we shall soon be free and bring heaven upon earth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

This is one of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi that we should not forget. On social media, people are spreading too much hatred on the International day of non-violence.

Turning a special day into a political agenda, is this what we want in India? By defaming Mahatma Gandhi, netizens will not get anything apart from some retweets and likes. It’s high time we should think where people are heading; where our ideology is heading. Whoever Mahatma Gandhi was, we should not forget that he has done many things for us. If we’re living and tweeting in India, he is one of the reasons behind it.

Dear Netizens, go and do some work apart from spreading hate and politicising everything in India. Think before you tweet, think before you talk and don’t turn your personal hatred into a national hatred…

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