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Kapil Sibal: Why is RSS not filing defamation cases against others?

Kapil Sibal asked the RSS why it has not filed a case against Gopal, brother of Nathuram Godse, who had insisted that all the four brothers including the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, were in the RSS.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 24, 2016 10:12 pm
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Congress today wondered as to why RSS has not filed defamation cases against people including scholars who like Rahul Gandhi have held that those associated with the Sangh were responsible for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Party spokesman Kapil Sibal, who as senior advocate is defending Rahul in the Supreme Court in the case, asked the RSS why it has not filed a case against Gopal, brother of Nathuram Godse, who had insisted that all the four brothers including the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, were in the RSS.

Noting that when L K Advani denied Nathuram’s link with RSS, Gopal Godse had rebuked him saying it was cowardice to say that, Sibal told reporters that Gopal had said “you can say RSS did not pass a resolution, but hatched conspiracy to kill Gandhiji”. “All the brothers were in RSS. You can say we grew up in the RSS…He said he left the RSS. He said it because Golwalkar and RSS were in a lot of trouble after the murder of Gandhi. But, he did not leave the RSS,” Sibal quoted Gopal as saying.

Besides, he said a February 4, 1948 government communique said “Undesirable, even dangerous activities are carried by the Sangh. It has been found that…in several parts of the country individual members of the RSS have indulged in acts of violence, arson, robbery & murder”. Sibal said that a book written by Shyam Chand titled “Saffron Fascism” refers to a letter by Jawaharlal Nehru in which he wrote that the murder of Gandhiji was part of a wider campaign organised by the RSS.

In the book, it is also mentioned that Sardar Patel said it was a fanatical wing of the Hindu Mahasabha, under Savarkar that hatched the conspiracy and saw it through. “It has also been written that when Gandhiji died the RSS distributed sweets. It is a part of historical facts….How is it Rahul Gandhi is sought to be prosecuted for defamation?” he wondered.

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  1. prakash gotimukul
    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:52 am
    Whether comes or goes, the brain remains empty. Katputli being redeiad by sibal n gang. for dog buscuits as fees.
    1. B
      Aug 25, 2016 at 2:47 am
      is it the congress that is wondering or the congress people ? According to Buddu's logic coached by cunning lawyer , congress is not congress people . They are different. For example, some congress can make crores of dollars disappear , but you can't blame congress people for that.
      1. S
        Aug 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm
        Go ahead Kapil, take pot-shot from the sidelines. Make fly-by sniping comments and shirk your responsibility when it comes to defending the congress / his from lawsuits. What are you getting paid for these days anyways
        1. I
          Aug 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm
          Yeh Congress walon ko koi kaam nahin hei aab unhe papa hei kee unko kurdi kayee sallon baad milegee to chalo BJP kee tang hee kheechte raheyn
          1. A
            Ashutosh Joshi
            Aug 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm
            Vallabhbhaai Patel then HM was at Birlaa Bhawan from 16 Hrs to 17.10 hrs on asination day.How it can be believed that Godse ,Aapte and Karkare could enter Birla House with weapons from the main gate without knowledge of security and the HM ,when circulars of strict vigil on them were issued by the same HM to all police officials on the basis of info received from Pahawa ? Its astonishing and suious that the moment HM leaves Birla house at 17.10 hrs hi is attacked by Godse by 17.15 hrs or so ! It feels the sequence of events needs more clarifications before allegations on RSS .
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