Chapekar brothers

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The Chapekar brothers (also spelt Chaphekar or Chapekar), Damodar Hari Chapekar (1870–1898), Balkrishna Hari Chapekar (1873–1899, also called Bapurao) and Vasudeo Hari Chapekar (1879–1899), also spelt Wasudeva or Wasudev, were Indian revolutionaries involved in the assassination of W. C. Rand, the British plague commissioner of Pune.

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  • A system of administration so cruel as that of the English cannot, even if search be made, be found, in any region of this globe. Far better were the tyrannical Yavana kings who with sword in hands actually cut the throats of men as if there were so many goats. But the English are perfidious and I positively declare that no other people can be found on this earth who are as villainous as they and who like them ruin others by a show of kindness . . . Hitherto there have been many cruel Yavana kings in India but they made no rules from excluding Hindus from particular appointments or for limiting the number of those open to them.
    • Damodar Chapekar quoted in Vikram Sampath - Savarkar, Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924 (2019)
  • We have formed an association called Dandapani. Our fixed determination is to die and kill others for the sake of our religion. It’s first achievement was the blackening of the face of the statue of the Queen of England who made a distinction between Natives and Europeans . . . This Dandapani Association will not be overawed by any one. Anyone who encourages immorality, whether the Queen or someone superior to her is the enemy of this association. 27
    • Damodar Chapekar quoted in Vikram Sampath - Savarkar, Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924 (2019)

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