The Second Crucifixion
On January 30th 1948 the man who bought the mighty British Empire, was killed by the people for whom he fought for. This day is remembered as Martyr’s Day in India. The next day Mahatma Gandhi was killed Hindustan standard printed a single paragraph as editorial
Gandhiji has been killed by his own people for whose redemption he lived. This second crucifixion in the history of the world has been enacted on a Friday – the same day Jesus was done to death one thousand nine hundred and fifteen years ago. Father forgive us.
Jawahar Lal Nehru in his remarkable address to nation said
the light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. I do not know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the Father of the Nation, is no more.The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, that light will be seen in this country and the world will see it and it will give solace to innumerable hearts
Posted on January 30, 2011, in Current Affairs, To Think and tagged Bapu, Father of the Nation, godse, history, India, jawaharlal nehru, Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, martyr's day, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.