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Swatantra #VeerSavarkar - one of the greatest patriots of India, father of revolutionary movement, classical libertarian, Hindu hriday samrat, champion of oppressed, warrior of social justice - my pranams 🙏

#NewIndia will undo injustice that history has done to you!

Here are a few facts that Congress sponsored Historians will conveniently forget but young India must reverentially remember about #VeerSavarkar

He was the first political leader to daringly set Absolute Political Independence as India's goal (1900)
#VeerSavarkar was the first Indian political leader to daringly perform a bonfire of foreign (English) clothes (1905).

He was the first Indian to organize a revolutionary movement for India's Independence on an international level (1906).
#VeerSavarkar, the first Indian law student who was not called to the English Bar despite passing his examination and observing the necessary formalities, for his activities sought India's freedom from the British (1909)
#VeerSavarkar was the only Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts and whose case is still referred to in the interpretations of the Fugitive Offenders Act and the Habeas Corpus (Rex Vs Governor of Brixton Prison, ex-parte Savarkar)
He was the first Indian historian whose book on the 1857 War of Independence was proscribed by British Authorities in India even before its publication.

The Governor General confiscated copies of the book six months before the book was officially banned (1909).
#VeerSavarkar, the first political prisoner whose daring escape and arrest on French soil became a cause celebre in the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

This case was mentioned in many International Treaties at that time (1910).
#VeerSavarkar was the first revolutionary leader who within less than 10 years gave a death-blow to the practice of untouchability in the remote district of Ratnagiri while being interned there.
#VeerSavarkar, first Indian leader to start:

A Ganeshotsava open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1930).

Interdining ceremonies of all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1931).

"Patitpavan Mandir", open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (22 February 1931).
#VeerSavarkar, first poet in the world who, deprived of pen & paper, composed his poems, wrote them on the prison walls with thorns & nails, memorized 10000 lines of his poetry for years & later transmitted them to India through his fellow-prisoners who also memorized these lines
#VeerSavarkar was the first and probably the only graduate whose degree was withdrawn by an Indian University for striving for India's freedom (1911).
#VeerSavarkar was first political prisoner in the world who was sentenced to Transportation for Life twice, a sentence unparalleled in the history of the British Empire.
Pujaniya #VeerSavarkar was the first political leader to embrace death voluntarily by way of Atma Samarpan in the highest tradition of Yoga (1966)

Let young #NewIndia not fall prey to political propaganda. On his jayanthi, let's respect this great hero and aspire to be like him.
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