Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the opposition Congress for partition, dynasty politics and corruption. Indians have long been told that it was the British which was responsible for partition.
A majority of the witnesses who deposed before the Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission believed that Gumnami Baba was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The commission was set up in June last year to probe the identity of Gumnami Baba who was widely believed to be Bose.
The growing menace of construction syndicates resorting to extortions has hit the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose family. Trinamool Congress MP and grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sugato Bose and his octogenarian mother Krishna Bose have been threatened by extortionists linked to construction syndicates.
New Delhi, Jan 23: The death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose probably is one of India’s biggest mysteries. The process to de-classify the files with the Union Government commenced today.
Why was the government of India so paranoid about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and members of his family? While the files which were de-classified recently at West Bengal give enough fodder to discuss whether Netaji had died in 1945 or not, the important aspect is the extent of snooping on the family members of Bose.
Snooping was at an unprecedented high on Sarath Chandra Bose, the brother of Netaji. Sarath Bose was considered to be the brain behind Netaji and in West Bengal alone there are 1,824 files relating to him.
De-classification of files has been an often debated subject. Several researchers say that it is extremely difficult to access documents and a lot of the rules regarding this subject mainly remain on paper.
The question is whether there was anything really incriminating in them? There are several references that suggest that Netaji was alive after 1945, but there is no concrete evidence to support that claim as most of the revealations are based on hearsay.
The 64 files running into over 12,000 pages relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose which were de-classified today make various references suggesting that he was alive after 1945. While there are several references that suggest that Netaji may have been alive after 1945, there is not much substance in the files.
For instance one of the files contains a letter written by Lilly Abegg, a Swiss journalist to Netaji’s elder brother, Sarat Chandra Bose. She says in the letter written on December 9 1949 that according to a source in Japan, Netaji was alive in 1946.
What is also interesting in this entire episode is the timing to release the files.