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Secret Files on Netaji’s Death, made Public

On 23rd Jan 2016, the nation payed tribute to India’s Iconic Politician, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on his 119th Birth anniversary.

Netaji Bose
Netaji Bose

On this occasion PM Modi declassified 100 files relating to Netaji. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made public – digital copies of 100 secret files relating to Subhash Chandra Bose – which could throw some light on the controversy over his death.

The files were put on digital display at the National Archives of India (NAI), in the presence of Bose family members and Union Ministers Mahesh Sharma and Babul Supriyo.

PM Modi during 119th birth anniversary
PM Modi during 119th birth anniversary

Afterwards, Modi and his ministerial colleagues went around glancing at the declassified files, spending over half an hour at the National Archives. Moreover, the NAI also plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Netaji Bose in the public domain every month reportedly.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Grand-nephew of Subhash Chandra Bose and spokesperson of the Bose family, Chandra Kumar Bose, who was present at the ceremony, said :

“We feel that certain very important files were destroyed during the Congress regime in order to hide the truth. We have documentary evidence to understand this. So we feel that the Indian government should take steps to ensure the release of files lying in Russia, Germany, UK, USA.”

“We couldn’t go through all the files as of now. But as of now, what we could go through, there are only circumstantial evidence of the air-crash but no conclusive evidence of the air crash.”

“Even in one of the letters that we saw here which was written by Lal Bahadur Shastri to Suresh Bose that there is no conclusive evidence about the air crash, only few circumstantial evidence,”

Subhash Chandra bose, a  prominent freedom fighter of the nation,  whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India. The title “Netaji” or “Respected Leader” was first applied to Bose in Germany, by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in 1942,Berlin. Since 1990 the title was used widely throughout India.

His nationalistic temperament came to light when he was expelled for assaulting Professor Oaten for the latter’s anti-India comments. Subash passed the ICS examination and was selected, but he refused the offer because he did not want to serve the British government. During the period of 1921-1941, he was imprisoned eleven times in various jails in India.

Netaji SC Bose
Netaji SC Bose

Bose become a youth icon along with Jawaharlal Nehru during the late 20s .In January 1943, the Japanese invited Bose to lead the Indian nationalist movement in East Asia. He accepted and left Germany on 8 February and later led INA.

Netaji’s death in a  controversial aircrash on August 18, 1945 is still not proven by any evidence. There are many of evidences in favour of Netaji’s existence in Russia and India even after many years of India’s independence.

Source: Economic Times

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