Hindu Mahasabha to go ahead with ‘Godse temple’ plan
Hindu Mahasabha plans to go ahead with ‘bhumi pujan’ for construction of the proposed Nathuram Godse temple in Sidhauli tehsil of Sitapur district on January 30, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, which they will observe as ‘Shaurya Diwas’. National working president of the mahasabha Kamlesh Tiwari and others were booked in anticipation of breach of peace. Sitapur district magistrate Rajesh Misra said a notice had been served on Kamlesh Tiwari and 24 others and they have been asked to file their reply on January 22 to why they should not be bound down to prevent breach of peace. The notice was served as precautionary measure on the basis of media reports, said Mishra, adding that the mahasabha has not sought any permission from the administration for the programme.
Mahasabha, meanwhile, also decided to launch formation of ‘Godse sena’ and to enroll 1 lakh youths to “spread the ideology” of Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948.
Sitapur superintendent of police Rajesh Krishna said a decision on the programme will be taken only after they seek permission in writing and no such application has been received by the police.