A controversial booklet on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has claimed that the Hindu Mahasabha co-founder had a physical relationship with Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.
The booklet, named ‘How brave was Veer Savarkar’, was allegedly distributed in an All India Congress Seva Dal training camp run by the Congress in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It mentions and talks about several incidents, questions and controversies surrounding Savarkar.
Referring to an incident mentioned in Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins’s ‘Freedom at Midnight’, the Congress booklet said, “Before adopting brahmacharya, there is only one mention of Nathuram Godse’s physical relationship. His [Godse] partner in his homosexual relationship was Veer Savarkar.”
The content of the literature on the RSS and Veer Savarkar aims to answer some questions related to the Hindu Mahasabha co-founder which may lead to a major controversy.
The questions include ‘Did Savarkar encourage Hindus to rape of minority women?’ and the answer to the question, as mentioned in the Congress’s booklet, is a ‘yes’.
The literature also claims that Savarkar had pelted stones at a mosque when he was 12 years old.
The booklet describes RSS as a “Nazi and fascist” organisation and that it took inspiration from Hitler’s Nazism and Mussolini’s fascism.
Source – India Today