It is common knowledge (or belief) now Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, unarguably the biggest mortal enemy of India’s British rulers, did not die in the Taihoku plane crash as was mentioned in a cover-up attempt. The fact that successive govts of Independent India have refused to declassify the files kept in its archives only serve to further reinforce the conception in the people’s mind that Netaji was murdered and did not die in a plane crash.
After the change of regime at the center last year, an event that also saw the utter rout of the guilty cabal of what is often referred to as the “surrogate children of the British rulers”, who have long suppressed the truth from coming out all these years, a change of approach and more clarity towards the Netaji Mystery was expected. However, we see the same lame excuses being vomited out to those seeking the truth (through RTI), sweeping aside all queries with the draconian dictum, “…as disclosures of the class of information may be prejudicially (sic) affect relation with foreign State and also there does not seem any larger public interest in the matter.”
The PMO's Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) has assumed—on the basis of what right, may we ask?—that “there does not seem any larger public interest in the matter”. If we assume that the “foreign State” being referred to here is the (former) USSR, then it is stretching the truth to its limits to say that relations will be affected with her as the USSR had crumbled into 15 different countries by December 1991! Moreover, the matter in question is over seven decades old!
Declassifying the Netaji Files will provide the documentary evidence to establish the truth and close the matter once and for all. It is widely held that Netaji was assassinated with the active collusion of the British stooges who were handed over power on 15th August 1947. The present govt that talks of a “Congress Mukt Bharat” and a burgeoning ”Digital India” is playing with fire by trying to keep the truth from coming out. The explosion of a social networking media, where each member is a mini-media entity rapidly replacing the highly-suspect mainstream media, has ensured that the People’s Voice cannot be stifled any more. The NaMo govt has over a billion hopes riding on it and one hopes it will not squander away the incredible directive the voters gave them to carry out the decades-old nationalistic objectives which couldn't be realized earlier ”due to lack of sufficient numbers in Parliament”.
To begin with, “Netaji’s ashes”, stored at the Renkōji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, must be DNA-tested; the very fact that this has not been done in the last seven decades is yet another glaring example of the hush-up operation conducted by the anti-national forces.
Claims of “the world's biggest democracy” can only be bolstered by actions that prove that the govt treats its people like the responsible, matured adults that they are, actions that help dispel the foggy shrouds of longstanding lies about the mysterious disappearance of one of its greatest sons who dedicated his entire adult life in the pursuit of the liberation of Desh Matrika (Motherland) as exhorted by his mentor Swami Vivekananda, the greatest guiding star of the present regime. Really, is it asking for too much?
Please read about the present govt’s rejection of the Netaji Files RTI here:
Also, please sign this petition:https://www.change.org/p/narendra-modi-dear-prime-minister-release-secret-netaji-files-india-is-ready-to-handle-the-truth
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