India observes 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi as 'Gandhi Jayanti'. His stance on non-violence has even resulted today being observed as the 'International Day of Non-Violence'.
However, it is startling to see this hashtag trending on Twitter: #Godse_amar_rahe, or Long Live Godse. Nathuram Godse was the man who assassinated Gandhi back in 1948.
And when you open that pandora's box, you're welcomed to tweets like these.
Had godse not killed gabdhi today India wud got more divided.. Hydrebad"s nizam was demanding separate country n gandhi was going to do satyagrah from feb 2 for his demand to get fulfill before that godse shot him #गोडसे_अमर_रहें— ketan satpute (@k4lndia) October 2, 2019
#गोडसे_अमर_रहें— Lal Bahadur Shashtri (@Yogi4Adityanath) October 2, 2019
Gandhi Nehru are traitor .
Bose Savarkar Godse Azad are Nationalists.
Nathuram Godse killed a single person but MK Gandhi killed 12 Million people by supporting Partition - Master Hirannaih#गोडसे_अमर_रहें— Ganesh Jai Hind (@BJPBUZZ) October 2, 2019
#गोडसे_अमर_रहें Thanks a Billion!!! Godse Ji for not letting Bharat desh to further break in to pieces— सुंदरस्वामी (@Sundarswamy8) October 2, 2019
My all fellow members, i informed you that Tomorrow, on 2oct, we will unfollow the one who wishes Gandhi a happy birthday.— Gansha kumar sah 🇮🇳 (@ganshakr17) October 1, 2019
We are #Godse supporter, and this country belongs to #BhagatSingh and if you want to congratulate, then give #Lal_Bahadur_Shastri who was also born on 2oct.
#Godse was a patriotic Indian who killed Gandhi by holding him responsible for India's partition and massacre of Hindus that followed as result of #Batwara. #Gandhi #Ambedkar #Nehru could have saved Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru but applied Fevicol on their lips !!— Arun Deshpande (@ArunDeshpande20) September 30, 2019
Twitter can be a strange and quite effed up place.