Three books published in 1920 titled – “Krishna Teri Gita Jalani Padegi”, “Unnisvi Sadi Ka Lumpat Maharishi” and “Sita Ka Chinaala” by anonymous authors and publishers were published and freely distributed for 2-3 years through all Mosques in India.
These books were disgustingly vulgar, containing obscene and appalling sketches of Hindu deities and sickening abuse and vile character assassination of Lord Krishna, Dayanand Saraswati and Ma Sita.
When this matter reached Gandhi he justified it with the sickular logic of “Freedom of Speech”.
In 1923, after about three years, the Hindus tired of suppressing their anger and with no respite coming from any corner, published two books titled “Shaitan” referring to Mohammad being complete opposite of how a Prophet should be, and “Rangeela Rasool” (Colourful/Promiscuous Prophet) through Public Printing press in Lahore & Mahashay Rajpal’s Lahore-based “Rajpal Publishers” respectively. The author was kept unknown and instead was described as one who will do “doodh ka doodh aur paani ka paani”
The real author of that book was Pandit Chamupati (Krishan Prashaad Prataab), a well known scholar of Koran and Islam.
Rangeela Rasool revealed details of Mohammad’s marriages and sex life as it is in the Koran and had a surface appearance of a lyrical and laudatory work on Muhammad and his teachings; for example it began with a poem which went “The bird serves the flowers in the garden; I’ll serve my Rangila Rasul”, and called Muhammad “a widely experienced” person who was best symbolized by his many wives, in contrast with the lifelong celibacy of Hindu saints.
Originally written in Urdu, it has been translated into Hindi. It remains banned in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Rangila Rasool sold all over India for a good one and a half years. But, suddenly in May, 1924, Gandhi with his sick policy of extreme Muslim appeasement decided to spring into action and threw out of the window his earlier justification of abuse of Hindu faith by invoking the right to Freedom of Expression and Speech as well as Ahinsa. He wrote a long article in his newspaper column “Young India” strongly condemning Rangeela Rasool saying ” An ordinary and petty publisher in order to earn a few more bucks has insulted Prophet Mohammad and Muslims should punish those who write such books themselves!”. Gandhi’s these few lines implied tacit approval of ‘Hinsa’ by Muslims towards Hindus.
Yes, Gandhi was advising ‘Hinsa‘ with double standards – Muslims can be violent towards Hindus but the vice versa is not applicable. As Gandhi always vomited in all his speeches later too that Hindus should forever remain Ahinsawadi and cowards and not have the thought of even self-defence against Muslims!!!
Khilafat movement’s Maulana Mohammad Ali and one of Gandhi’s favorite announced from Jama Masjid that “Kaafir Rajpal should not be spared! He should be punished!”
This article of Gandhi’s and Mohammad Ali’s Jama Masjid Islamic Jihad exhortment, gave Muslims all over India the opportunity and justification they were waiting for to kill Hindus in the name of religion. As a result, Mahashay Rajpal was attacked many times by Muslims and not surprisingly, not even a single verbal or written word from Gandhi throughout the years of the attacks on Mahashay Rajpal in his Muslim appeasement newspaper “Young India”.
Gandhi was fine with this ‘Hinsa‘ towards Hindus by Muslims as he had already given his tacit approval to it in his earlier article in “Young India”.
Muslim scholars filed a case on the book “Rangeela Rasool” in the lower Courts of Lahore in 1924, where Mahashay Rajpal was held guilty of Section 153A IPC and he appealed against it in the Lahore High Court.
Gandhi then again wrote another provocative article hinting at this in “Young India” on 3rd Aug 1924 that “When a person does not get justice from Courts, he should try himself to become the judge.” He was indirectly exhorting Muslims to take Law into their own hands.
Then in 1927, under pressure from the Muslim community, the administration of the British enacted Hate Speech Law Section 295A as a part of the Criminal Law Amendment Act XXV. This made it a criminal offense to insult the founders or leaders of any religious community and is a version of anti Blasphemy Law. This is the origin of Muslim appeasing hate speech Law 295A.
In 1929, when the Lahore High Court Judge asked the Islamic scholars who were the petitioners to cite any false line or information in the book. The four Islamic scholars had no answer and agreed that it was a true historical narration of Mohammad and thus Mahashay Rajpal was acquitted after a five year court case.
The fifth attack on Mahashay Rajpal by a Muslim carpenter named Mohammad Ilm Din proved fatal and took his life. He was stabbed multiple times on his chest and neck.
Gandhi was in Lahore for around 7 days post this murder but he never went to Mahashay Rajpal’s family to condole his death.Neither did he ever write anything about this.
The whole Hindu community thus stood up and took the matter to Court to sentence Mohammad Ilm Din for this murder through the Legal Justice system.
And here again, Gandhi jumped in blindly defending Muslims and personally wrote a letter to the British Viceroy requesting him to forgive Mohammad Ilm Din and avoid giving him the death sentence. He also wrote one more article in “Young India” at that time stating that Mohammad Ilm Din was an innocent, young, immature, poor carpenter who was religiously incensed by the book Rangeela Rasool and thus subconsciously resulted in him committing the act of murder.
Also Barrister Mohammad Ali Jinnah on request of poet Allama Iqbal, of ”Saare Jahan Se Achcha” fame and is Pakistan’s spiritual founder and National Poet, appeared as a defence lawyer of Mohammad Ilm Din in the Lahore High Court with the same argument as Gandhi’s and requested the court to give him life imprisonment instead of the gallows and send him off Ilm Din to Kaala paani jail.
The British however feeling threatened by the Hindu fury, executed Mohammad Ilm Din in Lahore Jail on 31st October 1929. Two days later Gandhi wrote in “Young India” that it was a ‘black day’ of history.
Mohammad Ilm Din was immediately given the title “Hazrat Ghazi” (Honourable Slayer of Infidels/Protector of Islam) and “Shaheed (Islamic Martyr) “ by Muslims and around 600,000 people attended his funeral. Many Islamic leaders like Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal also attended his funeral where Iqbal was infact one of the carriers of the funeral bier. At that moment, Iqbal said, “Asi wekhde reh gaye, aye Tarkhaana da munda baazi le gaya” (The educated people like us just could do nothing, while this carpenter”s son scored a point).
Unsurprisingly, Ilm-ud-Din has been glorified in Pakistan as a great Islamic hero, a holy warrior, a ghazi, a shaheed, etc. A film was made in 1978 lionizing him and villainizing Mhashay Rajpal.
There is a mosque commemorating his “great deed”, In February 2013, the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court heard arguments on the maintainability of a petition seeking the reopening of an 84-year-old Ilm-ud-Din case.
In October of the same year in 2013, at the two-day celebrations for the 84th annual Urs of this “Ghazi Ilm Din Shaheed” in the Miani Sahib graveyard, thousands of devotees paid homage to him.
This is the real ugly face of Pakistan which is nothing but hatred towards Kaafirs and love for Islamic Jihadis.
While followers of Jihadi Islam are clear about their ideology and goals, the confused, deracinated and ahimsavadi secular Hindus like Gandhi try to make sense and infact obfuscate gross bigotry and hatred filled in the minds of Jihadi Muslims as freedom of Expression and Right to Religious belief even though the right extends to take other people’s (read ‘Kaafir‘) lives!
Please Read Part 6 on this Link For Gandhi’s writings in “Young India”:https://cslrepository.nvli.in/handle/123456789/5438
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