Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
Various groups want a ban on the play for justifying the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
The constitution that Sardar Patel compelled the RSS to adopt, clearly eschewing all concern with politics, needs to be restored, and there must be a clear avowal if any changes have been made in it and whether these are justified by law.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
Though Rahul Gandhi’s petition is now listed for final hearing on July 27, the Congress leader is unlikely to accept the Supreme Court’s suggestion that he express regret in order to avoid facing trial for defamation.