Within 48 Hrs of Opening, Hindu Mahasabha's Nathuram Godse Study Centre Shut
Mahasabha's national vice president Jaiveer Bhardwaj said the study centre will be closed but the organization will continue to organize inspirational programs about patriots. The objective of setting up a Gyanshaala was fulfilled as people became aware, he added.
New Delhi: Just within two days of opening, a study centre named after Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, was shut down following an intervention by the district administration. The "Gyanshaala" or study centre which was opened by the Hindu Mahasabha at its office in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior had sparked a controversy as as it was named after Godse. Opposition Congress also demanded strict action regarding the opening of a library named after a assassin.
Additional District Magistrate Kishore Kanyal said that after learning about the study centre, preventive orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure were imposed in Daulatganj area. Such orders are issued to prevent anything that may lead to breach of peace.
"We discussed the issue with Mahasabha office-bearers and told them they should not do anything that can disturb the peace. They promised not to break the law and said they would close the centre," said Kanyal.
Mahasabha's national vice president Jaiveer Bhardwaj said the study centre will be closed but the organization will continue to organize inspirational programs about patriots. The objective of setting up a Gyanshaala was fulfilled as people became "aware", he added.
Earlier on the day of opening, Bharadwaj had said the Nathuram Godse Gyanshaala will educate the young generation about various aspects of Partition as well as the lives of national leaders like Guru Gobind Singh, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Maharana Pratap.
It will also spread awareness about historical personalities like Maharana Pratap, a functionary said. He also alleged that the Congress was behind the Partition of India in 1947.
(With PTI inputs)
Published:Wed, January 13, 2021 12:23pm