Make Godse details public, says CIC

Make Godse details public, says CIC
People may soon be able to access Nathuram Godse’s statement in connection with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the national archives should  disclose this and related documents on its website.

The order was passed by Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu on a petition filed by one Ashutosh Bansal after he sought the charge sheet and Godse’s statement, among other details, from the Delhi Police. The Delhi Police had forwarded the application to the National Archives of India, which asked Bansal to scan the records, but he approached CIC after he failed to get the information.

“One may disagree with  Godse and his co-accused, but we cannot refuse disclosure  of his opinion. At the same time, neither Godse nor the holder of his  opinion can go to the extent of killing a person whose philosophy he cannot agree with,” Acharyulu said in his
order.
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