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DISCOVERY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL
their main distortions that the media continually promoted in the media was that RSS
killed Mahatma Gandhi. This was because Godse, Gandhis murderer, had been a member
of RSS and of the Hindu Mahasabha that was related to it. That the RSS was officially
cleared of all such charges in court, which the great Indian leader Sardar Patel
acknowledged, was ignored. That Godse had also been a Congress member was never mentioned.
That he had left RSS because he felt that the group was too mild in its views was
similarly not noted. I saw how such deceptions were perpetrated on uninformed readers and
realized that such statements were often deliberate lies. The level of political
corruption, political propaganda and media manipulation in India on such issues far
exceeds that in America.
A similar piece of propaganda was that
RSS members were Nazi sympathizers. The brother of the revolutionary Savarkar and an
associate of Golwalkar of RSS made some statements in the late thirties before World War
II praising Germany, which are still promoted today as representing RSS views. That such
views were common at the time, when even the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact
with Hitler is ignored.