Today,August 8, 2017,the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement [QIM], also known as ‘August Kranti'(August Revolution). QIM was a nation-wide Civil Disobedience Movement called on August 7, 1942 by the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee. It began on August 8, with The famous slogan ‘to Do or Die‘ by Gandhi in his Quit India speech delivered in Mumbai at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.
It’s ironic that the nationalist gang (RSS) of today not only opposed Quit India Movement but also provided multi-faceted and multi-dimensional support to the British rulers in suppressing this historic mass upsurge. The RSS icon Savarkar (“veer” savarkar ironically), joined hands with the British Betraying the movement. The British swiftly responded with mass detentions. Hundreds of civilians were killed in violence many shot by the British army. Over 100,000 arrests and, mass fines were made. Many national leaders went underground and continued their struggle.
Historically documented facts make it clear that Hindutva gang led by RSS not only betrayed QIM but also rendered great service to the British masters.Shockingly, this gang is ruling India today describing itself as a symbol of Indian nationalism. Traitors ought to be exposed and charged for crimes !
1)Andersen, WalterK.&Damle, Shridhar D.The Brotherhood in Saffron: the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Revivalism, Westview Press, 1987, 44.
2)Cited in A G. Noorani, The RSS and the BJP: A Division of Labour. LeftWord Books, 56–57.
3)Samagra Savarkar Wangmaya, vol. 6, op.cit, 479-480. The Hindu Mahasabha joined a coalition government with the Muslim League in the NWFP also.
4)Cited in V.D. Savarkar, Samagra Savarkar Wangmaya: Hindu Rashtra Darshan, vol. 6, Maharashtra Prantik Hindu Sabha, Poona, 1963, 474.
5)M.S. Golwalkar, Shri Guruji Samagra Darshan (Collected Works of Golwalkar in Hindi), vol. IV, Bhartiya Vichar Sadhna, Nagpur, nd, 41.