The Hindu Mahasabha celebrated the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday. A video, showing Hindu Mahasabha’s National Secretary Puja Shakun Pandey, shooting at the Gandhi effigy, to celebrate the occasion, has gone viral on social media.
After Pandey shoots at the effigy, ‘blood’ was seen oozing out of it. Reports suggest that Pandey also distributed sweets among her supporters and fellow Mahasabha members.
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After the video went viral, a case was registered against 13 persons associated with Hindu Mahasabha including Pandey, Senior Superintendent of Police of Aligarh Akash Kulhary SSP said, adding no arrests have been made so far.
“Today on the occasion of the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, workers of Hindu Mahasabha fired at the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi.
“The incident took place in a house in Naurangabad locality of the city. Later, the video of the event went viral on social media,” Senior Superintendent of Police of Aligarh Akash Kulhary told PTI.
The police are conducting raids to nab the accused persons.
The Hindu Mahasabha celebrates January 30 as ‘Shaurya Divas’ in the memory of right-wing leader Nathuram Godse, who had shot down Mahatma Gandhi on this very day in 1948.