A video went viral after a play was staged ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Kyu Maara’ inspired by Nathuram Ghodse. In the video, the audience could be heard cheering for Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse which took place during the three-day cultural festival at BHU ( Banaras Hindu University) in 2018.

In the letter, they mentioned, “How did a programme, which hurts the country’s constitutional values be allowed? This is indicative of a larger conspiracy. Sentenced to death by the courts, terrorist Godse’s glorifying portrayal amounts to hurting the unity and pride of India and this is nothing less than ‘deshdroh’. We demand an inquiry into this.”

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A few students from the university complaint against the glorifying image of Nathuram Ghodse in a very controversial play where Mahatma Gandhi portrayed in “poor light, held him responsible for Partition, and justified his assassination”.

Sanjeev Mishra, Station House Officer, Lanka, said he has accepted the complaint against the performance “We are yet to receive any videos of the programme. Once we receive them, we will enquire into the incident. The complaints have also been forwarded to the BHU’s proctorial board. We are investigating the matter, including some allegations of the performance being based on banned literature,” Mishra said.

Surprisingly enough to accept, BHU was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malviya who was in a very good bond with Gandhi, against whom the play has been staged.

Chief Proctor Royana Singh told  “Yes, we have received a letter from the students and they were upset that Godse was shown as a hero. I have forwarded the complaint to the police as well. We are going to check facts of the events and probe the allegations of sedition here.” We hope that the clarity gets to the audience who is approaching it.

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