On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday, the Central government will declassify a percentage of the secret files identifying with him.
The secret files on the legendary freedom fighter will be placed in public domain tomorrow by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had a year ago reported that his government will declassify a percentage of the secret files on Netaji on his birth anniversary.
Family individuals from Netaji and a few leaders are relied upon to be available on the occasion.On October 14 a year ago, Modi had guaranteed to declassify Netaji files when he met 35 individuals from Bose's family at his official residence. Modi had tweeted following 60 minutes in length interaction with the family individuals who sought making public the documents, trusting inquiries regarding his mysterious disappearance seven decades back would be replied.
The demand for declassification of secret files with the Center had gathered momentum, particularly after the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal declassified 64 files in its possession a year ago.
Soumitra Bose, a relative of Netaji's, told media that Modi has made the best choice by declassifying the files, and said it was imperative for the country and in addition their family. As of late, a British website asserted to have "overwhelming evidence" about Bose's plane crash, including observer accounts.
The colossal freedom fighter's little girl Anita Bose Pfaff in the mean time said that she believes her dad kicked the bucket noticeable all around crash in Formosa (now Taiwan) on August 18, 1945, in transit to Japan.
While identifying with a leading daily paper, Anita communicated her displeasure over the theories coasted over Netaji's passing and termed them 'foolish'. She said she was annoyed with the theories which say that her dad survived the plane crash and lived as "Gumnami Baba" in the post independence era. Anita is persuaded that the considerable freedom fighter kicked the bucket in the plane crash and demanded a DNA test to be done on his remaining parts kept at Renkoji Temple in Japan.
National Archives of India (NAI) is setting 100 files identifying with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in public domain after preparatory preservation treatment and digitisation. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji, the Prime Minister will release the digital copies of these files in public domain an official release said on Friday.
The initiative will meet the long-standing public demand for access to these files, other than encouraging scholars to do further research on Bose, it said.