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'First victim of terrorism in independent India': Twitter users pay Gandhi a tribute, 70 years after Godse shot him dead

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'First victim of terrorism in independent India': Twitter users pay Gandhi a tribute, 70 years after Godse shot him dead

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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.

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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. 

Last updated: January 30, 2018 | 15:56
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