The 70th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 rekindled a discourse on social media about the ideals he stood by in life and death as Twitterati shared photos and speeches in remembrance. Interestingly, as #MahatmaGandhi trended, people started tweeting with #Godse.
Let's remember what #MahatmaGandhi stood for. What he lived for. And perhaps, spare a thought for what he died for.— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) January 30, 2018
Must remember his invaluable words and keep moving forward and make this World a better place for all on his 70th death anniversary #MahatmaGandhi— Nabakrishna (@nabakrishna007) January 30, 2018
#OnThisDay 1948 “The Father of India” #MahatmaGandhi was assassinated on his way to prayers in the lawn of Birla House New Delhi by Nathuram Godse who fired three shots from point blank range. pic.twitter.com/SVxWd0m3Mx— Gavin Duffy (@GavinDuffy) January 30, 2018
The biggest win for #MahatmaGandhi 's ideology is that even though his murderers have wrested power in their hands for now, they cannot do a thing without bowing down to him & his ideas !!— Harmeet Singh Sangha (@HarmeetSSangha) January 30, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi paid homage to Mahatma at Rajghat. Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid his tribute to Gandhi Smriti.
The discourse also veered into how Mahatma is only alive on our currency notes, as his teachings are nowhere to be seen in practice.
The recent Kasganj violence was also recalled in the context of Mahatma's preaching of non-violence. While some remembered him as the first victim of "terrorism" in independent India, others slammed the political parties for making Gandhi a Congress-BJP-RSS issue.
-If RSS hd nothng to do wd #MahatmaGandhi assassination It must condemn Godse Savarkar & Hindu MahasabhaApologize for~-Hate speeches against Gandhi-For erecting statue of Savarkar in the premises of Parliament durng NDA-I-Its ideology of Hindu Rashtra. Ths is wt killed Gandhi— Saqib Khawaja ???????? -ثاقب ???????? (@Saqibkhawaja_) January 30, 2018
Aaj Gandhi ji ki barsi hai. Aazaad Hindustan ka pehla ghaaw. Jo ghaaw ab nasoor ban gaya hai. Aaj ka Hindustan Gandhi ji ke khwaabon ka Hindustan nahin hai, isliyen ke ye Godse ki khwaahishon ka Hindustan hai.— Manto (@GustakhManto) January 30, 2018
Today is the day when India suffered its first terrorist attack. And the terror tremors haunt us till date. We lost a saint #Gandhi this day. Never forget the Mahatma's supreme sacrifice.— Asmita (@samasmrati) January 30, 2018
Humble tributes to the father of nation #MahatmaGandhi. 70 years ago, this day, Independent India witnessed its first terror attack. An attack that shook the soul of the entire nation, killing Gandhi ji!May Bapu's principles continue to guide us in life.— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) January 30, 2018
They murdered #MahatmaGandhi. They hate Ambedkar. And now they are character assassinating Nehru through their IT cell. They are the patriots and we are the anti nationals!! pic.twitter.com/3j77aNhRHE— Sankar Das (@mallucomrade) January 30, 2018
They may have killed Gandhi, the person. But Gandhi, the ideology, will forever live! #MahatmaGandhi— Hasiba (@HasibaAmin) January 30, 2018
Today is the Death Anniversary of #MahatmaGandhiBut reading Tweets of Congress workers who are still playing Politics on his name.Kisi din to aaram se baith jaya karo ????— Govind Sharma (@rishu_1809) January 30, 2018
Gratitude to the man #MahatmaGandhi for not only what he did for humanity but also creating an opportunity for his betrayers/murderers to sell the hypocrisy to do politics after 70 years of his death. #GandhiTheInvisiblePower— Santosh K. Patra (@patrasantosh) January 30, 2018
“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” ― #MahatmaGandhiIf Gandhi were alive to see what is happening with Aadhaar today, he would be the first one to oppose it and initiate a civil disobedience movement against it.— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) January 30, 2018