JNU Nationalism class: ‘If one wrote a letter to Gandhi today… it would come to JNU’ | The Indian Express

Apoorvanand:

If one wrote a letter to Gandhi today, where would it go? “Gandhi had lived in Sabarmati Ashram, but when hapless Muslims went to the ashram to seek refuge during the 2002 riots, the door was shut on their faces. That couldn’t be Gandhi’s last refuge… A lot of trusts are run in his name, but that couldn’t be his last address either… But if one has to find his true address we need to go to the last years of his life… From 1915, he was essentially a wanderer, never staying at one place for too long.”

That is why I think if there is a letter addressed to Nehru, it should come to this university named after the leader. Gandhi chose Nehru as his last address… because Nehru was the one man committed to Gandhi’s idea of a secular nation… Even when they differed in ideas sometimes, they loved each other… and a place like JNU and its students has a responsibility to protect that vision which Gandhi and Nehru held for the country,” he said.

 

JNU Nationalism class: ‘If one wrote a letter to Gandhi today… it would come to JNU’ | The Indian Express

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