Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Gandhiji - Guest of Honor
Happy Gandhi Jayanti to all the Indians.
Yes, today Oct 2nd Gandhiji the father of our Nation was shot by Nathuram Godse ( a brahmin who was infuriated by Indian government's decisions to transfer the promised 55 Crore Rs to Pakistan). Gandhiji had decided to fast for it because the Indian Government headed by Nehru had initially decided not to transfer those funds, but later did because of Gandhiji's resistance.
So, the message to all the Pakistani brothers who mock Gandhiji is I guess clear that it was Gandhiji who actually fasted for them. It was he who fought for them instead.
Well coming back to Gandhiji's association to us Dawoodi Bohras and the topic in discussion. Gandhiji was Muqaddas Moula Sayedna Taher Saifuddin's (RA) guest of honor at Moula's palace in Dandi.
Dandi march is well known to every Indian. It was when Gandhiji asked the British to amend the Salt Tax laws and off course the angrez disagreed. So Gandhiji decided to march from Sabarmati to Dandi, both cities in Gujarat. He reached Dandi with his followers on the coast of the Arabian Sea and prepared salt which was banned by the British. This was significant as it send shockwaves through the entire nation as a simpleton like Gandhi could defy the omnipotent British, more important through peaceful means of non-violence.
After the historic walk Gandhiiji and some of his followers were invited to rest at "Saifee Villa" and was welcomed by Sayedna Taher Saifuddin AS, a champion of harmony, non-violence and justice in his own way. The picture above taken from:
signifies both leaders incessant quest for communal harmony and fight against oppression.
Later this Palace was dedicated to the Archaeological Survey of India by Sayedna Taher Saifuddin and has become a significant landmark in Indian History.