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Replace Mahatma Gandhi and put Veer Savarkar's picture on Indian currency, asks Hindu Mahasabha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 May 2018, 11:39 IST

In a requests, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has requested the Central government to replace the picture of Mahatma Gandhi the Indian currency with the picture of Sangh leader Veer Savarkar.

The Hindu Mahasabha chief said that Savarkar paid a great role in India's freedom movement and hence should be paid respect by featuring him on the currency.

Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) chief Swami Charapani has also demanded Bharat Ratna for Savarkar. Hindu Mahasabha argued that Savarkar played a great role in India’s freedom movement and hence he should be paid respect by putting his picture on the currency.

It is Vinayak Damodar Savarkar who coined the term “Hindutva” and wrote his famous ideological treatise, “Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?” in 1923.

Savarkar, who founded Abhinav Bharat Society, was the president of Hindu Mahasabha. He advocated the idea of Hindu Rashtra and called for Hindu unity. He faced a lot of backlash and criticism for seeking clemency from the British colonial power. His idea of Hindu Rashtra also came under serious criticism.

 

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First published: 30 May 2018, 10:07 IST
 
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