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Supreme Court Dismisses Abhinav Bharat Congress Plea To Declare That Mistrial Happened In Mahatma Gandhi Assassination Case; Imposes Costs @Sohini_Chow #SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtOfIndia #Godse #MahatmaGandhi…
276. Supreme Court Affirms Mandatory E-Filing In DRTs & DRATs, Says Other Courts Should Replicate It

MP High Court Bar Association v. Union of India | W.P.(C) No. 155/2023

Citation : 2023 LiveLaw (SC) 276…
277. For Out Of Turn Promotion, Parity Can't Be Claimed : Supreme Court

The State Of Madhya Pradesh And Anr. Mrinal Gopal Elker[P-1] Versus Sanjay Shukla

Citation : 2023 LiveLaw (SC) 277…
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Did you know Babasaheb's personal library "Rajgirh" consisted of more than 50,000 books and it was the world's largest private library.
Some glorious facts about World's most intellect person.
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#BabasahebAmbedkar is the only Indian who tops the world's 1st talented person, according to Cambridge University, England 2011.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a master in 64 subjects. He had knowledge of 9 languages like Hindi, Pali, Sanskrit, English, French, German, Marathi, Persian, and Gujarati. Apart from this, he studied all the religions of the world in a comparative way for almost 21 years.
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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is one of the most complex personalities in recent history. Read this thread to know more about #Savarkar, the man, revolutionary and #Hindutva demagogue.

#thread #history #RahulGandhi #MahatmaGandhi #UddhavThackeray #RSS #ShivSena #Maharashtra #Hindu Image
Unfortunately, when the debate is polarised between the extremes of black & white, it does not do justice to the complex personality of #Savarkar as a man, revolutionary, reformer, #Hindutva ideologue & an accused in the assassination of #MahatmaGandhi.
What makes #Savarkar stand out among his contemporaries is his strong hero complex bordering on narcissism, and the extreme and often contradictory elements of his personality.
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It is claimed that #VDSavarkar had no relationship with the #RSS. But, this is not borne out of historical evidence. Read this thread to know more.

#Hindutva #SanghParivar #Hedgewar #HinduMahasabha #RahulGandhi #Congress #ShivSena #UddhavThackeray ImageImage
While in the Ratnagiri jail, where Savarkar was shifted in 1921 from the Cellular jail in the Andamans, he wrote his seminal work ‘Essentials of Hindutva,’ which laid the foundations of Hindutva as an ideology.
It laid emphasis on cultural nationalism as against a territorial one, and said that India was for the Hindus alone, and not for the Muslims or the Christians.
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#NotMyMahatma - 7

This happened after 2 days of hanging of our 3 Freedom Fighters.
As Gandhi was very close to British, everybody opined that
“Gandhi alone could have intervened effectively to save
Bhagat Singh's life. He did not, till the very last”.
Bhagath Singh was killed twice, First by Gandhi & Later by Nehruvian Communists.
I will start with a pact which happened between MKGandhi & Viceroy Irwin.
(Congressmen & Communists, before jumping over me, let me tell you,
all this is available at

Executions of 23RD MARCH 1931 marked the collapse of the hopes of millions of Indians who had believed that #MahatmaGandhi would be able to save the lives of the three young heroes - Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
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@RahulGandhi has been sentenced to two years in prison in a criminal defamation case. He was convicted by the court in #Gujarat state for 2019 comments about Prime Minister @narendramodi surname during an election rally.
In the speech, #RahulGandhi referred to the PM and two Indian businessmen, all surnamed #Modi, while talking about alleged high-level corruption in the country. “Truth is my god,” he tweeted after the court verdict, quoting India’s iconic freedom fighter #mahatmagandhi .
The two are not related He will not go to jail immediately - he was granted bail for 30 days and will file an appeal against the conviction. The @INCIndia party MP was present in court for sentencing, which comes a year before general elections are due.
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Since January 2023, I have launched a weekly series on @mumbaitak (thanks to @sahiljoshii) where I speak in #Marathi on little-known yet significant episodes from #IndianHistory. This is a thread with the playlists.
Do watch and comment.
#history #trivia #Mumbai #Maharashtra
The first episode with over 2.6 lakh views was on the sensational #TheBawlaMurderCase (1925) which led to the abdication of an Indian king. You can buy my book on this crime here:

#truecrime #crime #Mumbai #Maharashtra #Books
Did you know that the police stations in #Mumbai, the #MumbaiPolice special branch & crime branch owe their genesis to #LokmanyaBalGangadharTilak? Watch this episode to know more about the bitter-sweet (!)relation between #Tilak and the #MumbaiPolice.

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#MahatmaGandhi had a complex relationship with Maharashtra, where his mentor Gopal Krishna Gokhale hailed from.

This thread is about #Gandhi and his relationship with #Marathi (and #Maharashtra)

#Maharashtra produced some of his staunchest supporters like Acharya Vinoba Bhave and Sitaram ‘Appasaheb’ Patwardhan, who was referred to as the ‘Konkan Gandhi,’ and his most bitter critics, like Dr #BabasahebAmbedkar and V.D. #Savarkar.
Eventually, a man from #Maharashtra--#NathuramGodse, killed #Gandhi.
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Sardagriha opposite the office of the Commissioner of Police, #Mumbai was #LokmanyaTilak's lodging and base in the city. It is here that he took his last breath in the wee hours of 1 August 1920. Tilak's mortal remains were kept for darshan on a chair in this balcony.
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Thousands braved the pouring rain for his darshan. Women did their artis before the wicks were extinguished. Tilak's procession to Girgaon Chowpatty was joined by around 2 lakh people including mill workers. One of the bearers of his mortal coils was #MahatmaGandhi & the other
was Maulana Shaukat Ali. The Parsi merchants of #Mumbai ensured that necessary permissions for his cremation on the beach were secured & provided sandalwood logs. As Tilak was being cremated, a grieving Muslim youngster threw himself into to the fire & was singed.
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An upcoming biopic featuring #SaraAliKhan will tell the incredible story of unsung freedom fighter #UshaMehta.

#AeWatanMereWatan #FreedomFighter #Biopic #ForgottenHeroes #WomenInHistory #history
Born on March 25, 1920, in Saras, Gujarat, Usha was just 22 when she helped establish the underground station Congress Radio, which amplified #MahatmaGandhi’s message of rebellion.
After the clarion call to #QuitIndiaMovement was blown on 9 August 1942, a young Usha told her father that her education would have to wait and left her home to contribute to the freedom movement.

For a fortnight, there was no knowledge of her whereabouts.
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In which @HinduAmerican exposes its true colors. For HAF, the Mughals were the enemies. Just why? Half the Mughals were born in India. They were Indians. But Hindutva bigots like HAF see Muslims as non-Indians. In true sense HAF is Godse’s ideological progeny.
You never ever hear @HinduAmerican say one word about the brutal violence being carried out against Muslims and Christians in India by Sanghi mobs. You have to assume that HAF supports all this bigoted violence by Hindu extremists in India.
While @HinduAmerican claims to follow #MahatmaGandhi why doesn’t HAF ever talk about Gandhi’s vision of a composite Hindu-Muslim India? What is HAF’s view on the @RSSorg whose member #NathuramGodse killed Gandhi?
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India's relations with the outside world will be the other test before we can claim to be on solid ground. This essentially means dealing with other countries, especially our neighbours and the big powers, in a manner that ensures peace and security.
According to the theories that currently carry conviction, there are three basic ways of achieving this result—


This mix is regarded as the mantra of a good national
But to be historically correct, it must be pointed out that this mantra is neither new nor a Western discovery. As a matter of fact,the basic premise of it has been around for centuries.
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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi's debate on Hinduism and Caste.

(PART-1) 🧵
M.K. Gandhi (1/3)

The Vedas, Upanishads, smritis and puranas, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the Hindu scriptures. There is no finite list. Every generation has added to the list.
M.K. Gandhi (2/3)

Therefore, that everything printed or even found handwritten is not scripture. The #smritis, for example, contain many things that can never be accepted as a word from God. Thus, many texts which Dr #Ambedkar cites from smritis cannot be considered authentic.
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वो सुबह फिर तो आएगी
4 अप्रेल 1968 की घटना है मार्टिन लूथर किंग जूनियर की महज 39 वर्ष की उम्र में हत्या हो गई थी पूरे अमेरिका में शोक की लहर थी इस खबर से गोरे और काले लोगो के बीच बरसो से चली आ रही तनातनी और उग्र हो गई थी पूरा अमेरिका बारूद के ढेर पर बैठा था..दंगे शुरू हो गए थे ImageImage
फिर अचानक से राष्ट्रपति पद के उम्मीदवार रॉबर्ट केनेडी एक ट्रक की छत पर चढ़कर दंगों के बीच काले लोगो की बस्ती मैं जाकर घोषणा करते है “आज मैंने अपने दूसरे भाई को खोया है। उसी तरह खोया है। उसी लड़ाई में खोया है। मैं आपके साथ बैठ रोने आया हूँ। #RobertFkenneddy #JawaharlalNehruJi Image
आपके मन में आक्रोश होगा कि गोरे लोग इसके जिम्मेदार हैं। तो यह गोरा आपके बीच खड़ा है। आप अपना आक्रोश मुझ पर उतार लें। यह वक्त अमेरिका को एक साथ खड़े होने का है, मार्टिन लूथर किंग के वाशिंगटन में देखे स्वप्न के पूरा करने का। उस नयी सुबह देखने का... Image
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Of late, I have been tweeting threads on issues like #history & on #Maharashtra & #Mumbai. This is a compilation of some threads over the month

On a little-known attempt by an inebriated #British policeman to kill #MahatmaGandhi in #Pune

The #ParvatiSatyagraha launched by Ambedkarites and reformist activities seeking that #Dalits be allowed to enter the Parvati temple in #Pune

#DrBabasahebAmbedkar #DrAmbedkar #DalitMovement #history
How #Dussehra was once a rallying point for the Swadeshi movement. It was on this day in 1905 that #VinayakDamodarSavarkar organised a massive bonfire of imported clothes

#Savarkar #LokmanyaTilak #Tilak #Pune #Maharashtra #swadeshi #Gandhi #MahatmaGandhi
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Bhawanrao 'Balasaheb' Pantpratinidhi (1868-1951) who ruled Aundh in #Maharashtra was an unusual king. His work at reforming criminals & convicts inspired V.Shantaram's acclaimed ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957). Balasaheb was born on 24 October 1868
#history #Marathi #films #art
Unlike rulers who tried to cling to power even when the end of British rule was evident, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi handed over the reins of the state to the people much earlier in an experiment inspired by #MahatmaGandhi. He also helped freedom fighters & revolutionaries.
In a sense, #BalasahebPantpratinidhi was among the reformist kings who tried to birth welfare states in colonial India. He was also associated with one of the most popular forms of exercises—the suryanamaskars.
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#ShivSena president #UddhavThackeray & #Maharashtra CM #EknathShinde have organised a show of strength on #Dusseshra. But, over 100 years ago, the festival was used to protest against the British & popularise swadeshi
#Savarkar #Tilak #Bengal #Dussehra2022 #Dashera #Maharashtra ImageImageImage
This is also about the historical links between #Maharashtra and #Bengal & how people from #Maharashtra supported their Bengali brethren in their fight against the British colonialists

#Dussehra #Dussehra2022 #Dasara #Dasara2022 #LokmanyaTilak #VDSavarkar #Savarkar #swadeshi
It was on #Dussehra day in 1905 that #VinayakDamodarSavarkar, a student at the Fergusson College in #Pune, organized the 1st such bonfire of imported clothes with stalwarts like #LokmanyaTilak & #ShivramMahadevParanjape & a huge crowd in attendance
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विषय: गांधी सावरकर (भाग१)

गांधी,जिना,सावरकर आणि आंबेडकर अशे चारही बेरिस्टरांवर पुस्तक लिहण्याचे यदुनाथ थत्ते यांनी सुरेश द्वादशीवार यांना सुचवलं होत.यदुनाथ थत्ते गेल्यानंतरही त्या सूचनेला न विसरता द्वादशीवार यांनी पूर्ण केलं.
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गांधी आणि त्यांचे टीकाकार मध्ये ते लिहितात .
दुसऱ्या महायुद्धाच्या वेळी भारताला स्वातंत्र्य देण्याचं आश्वासन देत असाल तरच युद्धाला सहाय्य करू अशी ताकीद इंग्रज सरकारला काँग्रेस ने दिली.त्यावेळी सावरकरांनी हिंदूंचे सैनिकीकरण करण्याची घोषणा करून भारतीय तरुणांना इंग्रज फौजेत भरती (२)
होण्याचे आवाहन केले धर्माच्या नावावर गांधींनी धर्माच्या नावावर होऊ घातलेल्या फाळणीवर विरोध करणारी भूमिका घेतली तेव्हा १९२५ पर्यंत हिंदू आणि मुसलमान ही दोन वेगळी राष्ट्र आहेत ही सर सय्यद अहमद यांच्या पातळीवर जाऊन भूमिका घेणारे सावरकर हे हिंदूंचे राष्ट्र आहे असं म्हणत गांधींवर (३)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute to #MahatmaGandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary, at #RajGhat in New Delhi.

Photos: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
President of India #DroupadiMurmu paying tribute to #MahatmaGandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary, at #RajGhat in New Delhi.

Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres urged people to shun violence by following #MahatmaGandhi 's principles of #Ahimsa (non-violence) on the occasion of his 153rd birth anniversary.
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This thread is on a little-known attempt by a British police officer to assassinate #MahatmaGandhi at #Pune in 1942 & some previous bids on #Gandhiji's life.

#MKGandhi #GandhiJayanti #MahatmaGandhiAmarRahe #Gandhi #GandhiJayanti #gandhijayanthi #GandhiJayanti2022
On 30 January 1948, three bullets fired by #NathuramGodse claimed the life of #MahatmaGandhi as he was walking to his prayer meeting at the Birla House in #NewDelhi. However, even before that fateful day, there were multiple attempts to assassinate Gandhi.
In 1897, Gandhi was assaulted by a mob of Europeans in Natal. He was attacked by a group of Pathans in South Africa (February 1908). In 1914, some Muslims were upset that clauses in a bill that formalized the Gandhi-General Smuts agreement had denied polygamy, which amounted to
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"If Bose comes with the help of Russia, neither Gandhiji nor the Congress will be able to reason with the country"

What happened after #MahatmaGandhi met Louis Fischer nearly an year after Netaji's reported death.


Pulitzer-award winning US journalist Louis Fischer met Gandhiji in July 1946. Govt of India financed, Oscar-winning movie "Gandhi" was based on Fischer's biography of Gandhiji. No one knew what transpired in the meeting in 1946.

After Fischer's death, his papers reached Princeton University, and lo, tumbles out the secret. There was a letter written on behalf of Gandhiji by his secretary Khurshedben Naoroji, granddaughter of the great Dadabhai Naoroji, first Indian to become an MP in the UK. 3/
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A little-known nugget about Netaji #SubhashChandraBose. At a time when most politicians supported prohibition, he was among the few who opposed the idea. #Netaji #SubhasChandraBose #history
The Bombay Presidency Government under Balasaheb Kher (Congress) had decided to impose prohibition from 1 August 1939. Netaji, who had then had quit as the Congress president, stood by the Parsi community which was opposed to prohibition & criticised the govt for this decision.
However, #MahatmaGandhi was upset at this & issued a statement from Abbotabad (he was touring the NWFP). Earlier #MahatmaPhule had pointed to the adverse social effects of liquor. #LokmanyaTilak had joined forces with Muslims & Christian missionaries to clamp down on liquor vends
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Journey of Sardar: From Gandhi hater to his biggest soldier

We know the partnership of Sardar and Gandhi in our Independence movement but do you know what Vallabhbhai Patel said about Gandhi and his Satyagraha or Ahimsa when he met him for the first time?

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The story begins when Vallabhbhai Patel heard about a leader, Mahatma Gandhi his reaction to this was “We already have too many mahatmas” & when he heard that the Mahatma believed that India can gain Independence from Satyagraha and Ahimsa, Patel laughed and made others laugh.
Even more with his ridicule of the “crank” and sarcasm about Gandhi's “brilliant ideas.”

Patel also laughed when Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel met for the first time. When Gandhiji reached Gujarat Club (where Vallabhbhai used to play bridge) Mavlankar, who had been watching...+
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