Nathuram Godse, who shot dead Mohandas Karamchand ‘Mahatma” Gandhi in 1948, is trending on Twitter as Indian netizens praised the killer with the hashtag #NathuramGodseAmarRahe.
#NathuramGodseAmarRahe – Live Forever Nathuram Godse – trended as it generated thousands of tweets in India on Gandhi’s 73rd death anniversary, which is being observed today.
Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January, 1948, by Godse who disagreed with him over the partition of India.
On Twitter, however, Indian netizens hailed Godse and called him “a true nationalist”.
Some even went further and hailed Godse as “great freedom fighter.”
Other users called the killing of Gandhi by Godse a valor act.
The most important day in the Indian history, when the great political activist, leader and bravest man Nathuram Vinayak Godse did the most valour act— Dibyendu Sasmal (@DibyenduSasmal8) January 30, 2021
Salute to you sir 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 #NathuramGodseAmarRahe#NathuramGodseZindabad #NathuramGodse pic.twitter.com/ROkfEEbJVv
Till this report was filed, thousands had tweeted about Nathuram Godse with most of Twitter users praising the act of killing Gandhi.
This, however, is not the first time that Godse is trending on Twitter. On Gandhi’s birth anniversary #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद (Nathuram Godse Zindabad) was the top trend in India.