Before starting for Naokhali, Gandhi wrote an aesthetically beautiful line on his perspective on the art of dying: “As it is, all die, but one has to learn by practice how to die a beautiful death. The matter will not be settled even if everybody went to Naokhali and got killed”.
“We are not prepared to accept the fourth bullet theory propounded by the petitioner. We consider the petitioner’s attempt to reopen this controversy as an exercise in futility,” a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said.
In January, senior advocate Amarendra Sharan — who was appointed amicus curiae in the case — had said there was no need for a fresh probe.
The photo dates to a period in which Gandhi, suffering from pain in his right thumb, opted to write with his left hand, a temporary inconvenience that lasted from August 8 to December 19, 1931.
The news comes at a time when there have been multiple instances of statue vandalisation across the country started after Lenin’s statue was razed in Tripura by BJP supporters.
Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection.
According to organiser Vikram Manekar Manekar, the Vadodara show is already set to run to a packed house as the tickets are sold out. “There is no way that we will cancel the show,” he said.
When contacted, organiser Vikram Manekar, who runs the famous library Vikram Vachnalaya in Vadodara, denied that the play aimed to defame Gandhiji.
In the complaint the students alleged that the play glorified Nathuram Godse, who was sentenced to death for assassinating Gandhi, and amounts to sedition.
Pankaj Phadnis, a trustee of charitable trust Abhinav Bharat, told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao that the documents were banned in India and sought permission to file them in court
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“He really wanted to preserve the caste system, and why he paid lip service to the upliftment of untouchables is because Hindus needed a majority against Muslims for political representation in the British government,” Sujatha Gidla said.