Why Godse Killed Gandhi??? | Rajeev Ranjan Now I have a feeling many people might hate him, and for valid reasons too. But, what isn't justified is people denigrating the person as a whole, calling him a manipulator and defector. Its no doubt that he was concerned about the welfare of the nation, nor stimulated by self-interests. In Godse's own words: "I don’t refute Gandhi’s theory of non-violence. He may be a saint but he is not a politician." Worse is the hatred that has been spread over the past 60 years. He did all he could, as a proponent of peace must do. If he hadn't approved Pakistan's independence, there might have been endless killing, till god-knows-when. Sure, his policies were not conducive to India's social and economical well-being, but, through it all, he had no insidious motives. Let's just accept it, he was needed to the whole nation till he was, and was removed from the cards when he wasn't required. It was time for him to go, and he was made to leave by some future thinkers. But it doesn't disparage his earlier sacrifices, and his efforts to realize his dream. He was a saint, albeit one who ultimately turned senile.[FONT=lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif] [/FONT]The time has come now, that we stop calling Gandhi a traitor, and at the same time, beatifying Godse and his actions.