Along with the intensification of the
freedom struggle, the demand for the formation of Pakistan also became
louder as a result of the poisonous seed sown by the British. The country
witnessed ever increasingincidences of -atrocities, violence, riots, coercion,
etc. The Sangh work was expanding to far-off places like Lahore, Rawalpindi,
and Punjab-Sindh province. Swayamsevaks engaged themselves in giving succor
to the people fallen prey to such violence and loss. These violent riots
were then being carried out, strictly according to their pre- determined
plans only to impress upon the Government -the irreversibility of the demand
for a separate homeland for the Muslims. The Swayamsevaks took up the onerous
task of preventing such riots often at the cost of their lives. They arranged
for safe migration of thousands at great risk, but with exemplary courage,
skill and determination. Camps were organized for the migrants and for
their medical care and security needs. Being the moving spirit behind this
massive effort, Guru went round these places bringing consolation through
hit soothing words, giving them courage, confidence and guidance as also
personally supervising the arrangements
for food, shelter and security. He presented a living example of humanitarian
concern and courage. Once, he unhesitatingly walked across a broken, blown-up
bridge over an uproarious river on his way from Jalandhar to Ludhiana.
He thus set his own glowing example of uncompromising dedication to the
society before the Swayamsevaks.
However, the undesirable partition
of our country did take place. The agonies and travails of partition accompanied
the joy of freedom.
30 January 1948. Guru was in Madras
on that day. The evening brought the heart-rending news of the assassination
of Mahatma Gandhi. "The brutal murder of a most revered person of the modern
era is a monstrous act. I am extremely aggrieved by it" - Guru condoled.