A saga of Netaji secret files and brand leverage for new folks!

Japan and priests of the Renkoji Temple repeatedly prodded India to take back the purported ashes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose but successive governments in Delhi used diplomacy and token donations to persuade Tokyo to keep the remains, files declassified today have revealed. The files, chronicling the debates within the government and the diplomacy with Japan over Bose’s ashes, were among few documents on the freedom fighter that Indian PM has made public.

According to the files, every government, at least from pre-Emergency administration to new cabinets, had mulled bringing the ashes back amid frequent reminders from the ministry of external affairs, under pressure from the Japanese government and the temple’s authorities. Government notes and cabinet documents show that each of these governments was officially convinced that Bose died in a plane crash in Taiwan in August 1945, as was corroborated by two probes – one by the Nawaz Khan Committee in 1956 and the other by the Justice Khosla Commission in 1974.

The Singh government had rejected the conclusions of the Justice M.K. Mukherjee Commission in 2005, which concluded that it could not be said for sure that the ashes were of Bose. But each Indian administration eventually concluded that bringing the ashes back when some members of the Bose family weren’t convinced that they belonged to him could trigger a political storm best avoided, the documents show.

Government had quietly persuaded Bose’s daughter in Germany, Anita Pfaff, to drop a plan she had to privately test the DNA of the ashes and, if verified as Bose’s, bring them with her to India for a formal cremation. Instead, Indian governments showered praise and donations on the temple, and used deft diplomacy with Japanese governments and leaders to keep the debate under wraps, files kept by the PMO, the home ministry and the foreign office show.

Till 2008, the donations had totaled more than Rs 53 lakh. (A list maintained by the PMO shows a gift of Rs 28,000 – 50,000 yen – in 2006 by Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur when the then Prime Minister visited Japan.)

“So long as the ashes are kept in Japan, there is room for a misgiving that the Government of India has not fully accepted the findings of the Shah Nawaz Khan Committee and the Khosla Commission,” then home secretary T.C.A. Srinivasavaradan wrote in a note on November 20, 1977. “Bringing the ashes when some members of Shri Bose’s family and followers of the Forward Bloc are not reconciled to the generally accepted facts, will create some measure of unpleasantness.”

Source: The Telegraph

One thought on “A saga of Netaji secret files and brand leverage for new folks!”

  1. Real #Netaji in front-line, unlike modern neta’s poking each other hiding behind & abusing A2Z+ security, religion & social fabric

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

PS PHPCaptcha WP

You may also like:

Education Linux People Software Technology

Why should all kids learn Linux, Unix or BSD?

Though most parents recognize the need to integrate more awareness of technology into their kids’ lives, but their solution seems to be tablets or curvy mobiles with games or branded apps, which seem to end up stifling creativity more than promoting it, apart from pushing them into traps of malicious hardware / software restrictions.

Read More
Art Corruption Law / Legal Lifestyle People Politics Startup

How to Create Armies of MLM Cheats using NLP Training in every industry!

Blockchain of MLM humanoids are manufactured for absorption into every industry possible – especially finance, real estate, interstellar travel, governance, hi-tech prostitution, media, TV / Mobile, pharma / drug mafia, religion, retailing and many others..

Read More
Lifestyle Linux Software Technology Telecom

Freedom Gift for friends and family inside Shrinking Internet of Walled Gardens

Rather than purchasing such new gadgets, we encourage you to take the time to explore installing free software on one your friend or family member already owns, for example drive them away from Windows 11 to Linux or from Android to Ubuntu Mobile.

Read More