Ever since the Modi government came into power, Veer Savarkar has always been in the middle of the debates between the right wing and left wing of the political spectrum. Veer Savarkar has always been a controversial figure. The Marxist historians and the intellectuals from the left side of the political spectrum has always tried to show Veer Savarkar as a devil figure which is far too away from the reality. These leftist historians and intellectuals have always tried to cover up reality with a sheet of their propaganda. There are many myths which are being spread into the public through these hindu hating intellectuals which are important to be dismantled otherwise half literatures like Rahul Gandhi will continue to mock great sons of this punyabhumi. The petition Veer Savarkar wrote for his release continue to be one of the favourite chapters of Gandhi-Leftists-Quamist brigade.
But who was the one who advised Veer Savarkar to write the petition. The one who advised Veer Savarkar to write a petition was none other than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Historian Vikram Sampath who wrote the biography of Veer Savarkar in many of his interviews and also in his book categorically mentioned the incident in which MK Gandhi advised the Savarkar brothers to write a petition to the Britishers in 1920 and also made a case for his release through an essay in Young India 26 May 1920. The10th Chapter of first Volume of the Vikram sampath’s book on the biography of Veer Savarkar, talks about the incident in which Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi advised the Savarkar brothers to file a petition. On 17th of January 1920, Narayanrao ( brother of Veer Savarkar) from his clinic in Girgaum, Bombay wrote a letter to a man who was ideologically very different from his brother, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi but was emerging as a major political voice in the country. Narayanrao sought Gandhi’s help and advice in securing the release of his brother. One week later, on 25 th of January, 1920 the letter came from Gandhi where he surprisingly wrote that he will not be able to do much to secure the release of Veer Savarkar. However several months later on 26th of May, 1920 Gandhi wrote an article in “Young India” titled “Savarkar brothers” and built a case for their release by the government.
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