GENOA - In India, the electoral triumph of the party of the hindu ultranationalist Narendra Modi is producing effects that are nothing short of unpleasant. It almost seems that the nature of this huge Country, often called “the largest democracy in the world”, is undergoing a radical transformation with many political and social forces determined to erase the memory of its founder, the Mahatma Gandhi.
it is well known that the critics of Gandhi, in India, there have always been, from the origins of the Federation. The Mahatma had in mind a State of pluralistic, inclusive, multicultural and multifaith. Conscious of the plurality of religious faiths present in the area, he tried to prevent the explosion of conflicts by putting them all on the same floor, although hindus represent the majority of the population.
Hindu's and muslims, I hate atavistic. The hate war between hindus and muslims, however, was so strong as to put in constant danger, his intentions were pacifist and ecumenical. Nor will he put an end, in 1947, the creation of the islamic State of Pakistan. Gandhi was repeatedly accused of being even the “father of Pakistan”, as he had, if not encouraged, at least accepted that the old Dominion of the british is transformed into two independent States and between them hostile. That could not, however, be the solution of the problems, because in the Indian Federation remained a population of the islamic faith is very consistent, almost equal to that of the same Pakistan. In his optimism, the Mahatma did not realize that the hatred was not destined to extinction, and subsequent events brought him indeed its emphasis.
The killing of Gandhi with an Italian firm Beretta. 30 January 1948, Nathuram Godse, a hindu extremist, convinced that Gandhi had sacrificed the interests of the hindus to secure the consent of the muslims and other religious minorities, murdered in cold blood, the Mahatma shooting him – ironically – with a gun, Italian Beretta M34. Of course, the international echo was enormous, being Gandhi became the world leader of non-violent movements. Godse was arrested, avoiding barely the lynching, condemned to death and hanged the following year. Note, however, that the environments of the hindu extremists were immediately opposed to the condemnation, believing that the assassin was actually a hero trying to protect the identity and interests of India. Thus honouring his memory, while held in check by the authorities at the time identified themselves with the Congress Party headed by Pandit Nehru, a proponent of a secular politics and in favour of tolerance and inter-religious.‘Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Rss, a sort of militia armed with clubs. Narendra Modi and the indufascismo
And now the statues dedicated to Nathuram Godse, the murderer. Now we learn that the government of Narendra Modi intends to re-evaluate the figure of Godse and promote a cult of personality in his favor. In fact, the assassin of Gandhi repented not, and during the process, he stated that in the future historians would be re-evaluated. Historians maybe not, but the current nationalist government is proceeding in this direction. Of the rest there are already statues and temples dedicated to Godse. In Uttar Pradesh, is developing a campaign to enhance her figure in the texts scolatici, and it was also proposed to change the name of the city of Meerut, in Uttar Pradesh, calling it “Gods City”. The proposal that is receiving lots of appreciations in the social network.
Extremism in opposing grow. If it is recalled that even in the vast islamic community in the indian extremism is growing so impetuous, it is easy to foresee an era of bloody conflicts, the rest are similar to the massacres, inter-religious, which took place after the independence from the United Kingdom. A perspective that is anything but theoretical, which makes it clear that the political legacy and the spiritual, Gandhi is constantly betrayed.
Fascists with inspirations of neo-nazi. did you Know that cosmetic surgery was invented in India? Otherwise, how could they engage the head of an elephant on the body of the God Ganesh. He said the premier Narenda Modi, adding that artificial insemination is born in India millennia ago, when the warrior-king Karna was born out of the womb of the mother. Fancy mysticism of hinduism to impress. Except for the detail that India is a nuclear power. And that the militia and paramilitary that are the strength of the party of the premier, are fascists with inspirations of neo-nazi. Was one of them the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi.
* Michele Marsonet professor of the philosophy of science and methodology of the human sciences, chairman of the department of philosophy and vice-rector for international relations at the University of Genoa
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