Tribute To Veer Savarkar On His Death Anniversary:
Home Minister recently paid his tributes to Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary(26th Feb)
- Veer Savarkar was born in 1883 near Nasik in Maharashtra.
- He was the first to acknowledge the mutiny of 1857 as the first struggle for Independence and wrote the book ‘The History of the War of Indian Independence’.
- He was a passionate promoter of Hindutva since childhood.
- He was sentenced to 50 years in the cellular jail of Andamans, also known as Kala Pani, for revolting against the Morley-Minto reforms (Indian Councils Act 1909) in 1911.
- After his release from jail, he worked on the abolishment of untouchability in Ratnagiri.
- Serving as the president of the Hindu Mahasabha political party, he opposed the Quit India movement in 1942.
- He founded the organizations Abhinav Bharat Society and Free India Society.
- He was a critic of the Indian National Congress and its acceptance of India’s partition.
- He was also a critic of Mahatma Gandhi and called him a ‘hypocrite’.
- In 1948, he was charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.