NEW DELHI — The Congress on Friday has taken strong note of the social media posts eulogising Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, and questioned why the government was not taking action against the people behind such activities.
Congress MP and former Union Minister Manish Tiwari expressed dismay that such posts had appeared at a time when the country was celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
“Unfortunately, ‘Nathuram Godse amar rahein’ was trending on the social media. Who are these people? Who are these forces? Who are behind them who seek to defile and dishonour (Gandhi) by celebrating his assassin? Why has the government not taken suo moto cognizance in the matter?” said Manish Tiwari while speaking to media in New Delhi
Tiwari also asked why those involved in posting such messages have not been taken to task yet by the government, reports IANS.
The Congress leader alleged that the government was deliberately not taking any action even though it has been hyper active in instructing social media companies to remove abusive and blasphemous content.
“We would like to demand that those who are defiling the Father of the Nation should be made accountable,” Tiwari said.
(With inputs from IANS)