How Nehru, Gandhi treated Netaji and India's independence

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    The contribution made by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose towards the achievement of freedom in 1947 was no less, and perhaps far more important than that of Mohandas Gandhi

    by Dipin Damodharan / www.theviewspost.com
    History is like that, it always shows leaning towards the ruling class. It happened in the case of India too. When the Indian National Congress (INC) came to power in 1947 after India’s independence, they had distorted Indian history in their own way.

    And the true national hero, many historians call him the real father of modern India, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose moved out to trash bin. India’s first Prime Minister, also the creator of the country’s many problems including Kashmir, had tried his level best to put Netaji in the hidden shades of history.

    In other words we can say Nehru’s congress and independent India had shown unpardonable ingratitude to the real man behind India’s freedom. ViewsPost tries to go back to some historical facts to expose the betrayers (including Nehru) of Netaji.

    Lt. Manwati Arya, Rani Jhansi Regiment, Ex. INA (Indian National Army), candidly exposes many facts regarding the ant-Netaji policy of Congress and Nehru in her 2010 book, Judgment, No Air crash, No Death.

    In this book she says that Jawaharlal Nehru had given a very cold response to initiate any action to decipher the truth about Netaji’s death.

    Lt. Manwati Arya also explains that the Nehru government had adopted an anti-Netaji policy to banish steadily the contributions of Netaji and his struggle against the British rule for the independence of the country.

    Nehru’s shoddy plans

    Nehru’s substandard actions to insult Netaji had no boundaries. The ‘great’ prime minister of India had also tried to put a ban for hanging up Netaji’s portraits in public places including offices and army mess halls.
    "I also asked Attlee about the extent to which their decision to quit India was influenced by Gandhiji’s activities. On hearing this Attlee’s lips widened in a smile of disdain and he uttered slowly, putting strong emphasis on each single letter: ‘MI-NI-MAL’."

    In a confidential memo dated February 11, 1949, under the signature of Major General P N Khandoori, the government recommended:”The photos of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose be not displayed at prominent places, Unit Lines, Canteens, Quarter Guards or Recreation rooms.”

    Lt. Manwati Arya, in her book on Netaji, remembers that during her talks in All India Radio (AIR) she was always briefed by her programme producers, without fail, about the national policy to be careful and not mention any reference of the INA including the name of Netaji in her discourse on AIR.

    All these actions were to be expected from Nehru, a prime minister heavily favoured by the British, at the same time, he had no legacy to project himself as a proud freedom fighter.

    Nehru had succeeded in getting support for his anti-Netaji policies even from Netaji’s comrades in INA like Shah Nawaz Khan, S A Ayer etc. These people betrayed Netaji for cheap positions offered by Nehru in the then government.

    Remember, Shah Nawaz Khan was the chairman of National Inquiry Committee (NIC) constituted by Nehru in 1956.
    The ‘great’ prime minister of India had also tried to put a ban for hanging up Netaji’s portraits in public places including offices and army mess halls
    Real man behind freedom
    Who is the real father or the man behind India’s freedom? This question is always controversial.

    Many eminent historians had neglected the over-exaggerated projection of Mohandas Gandhi as the father of modern India. Dr R C Majumdar in his book, History of the Freedom Movement in India (1948), put forward:
    “The honour and esteem with which every Indian regarded the members of the INA, offered a striking contrast to the ill-concealed disgust and contempt for those sepoys (soldiers) who refused to join the INA and remained true to their so-called salt. The British came to realize that they were sitting on the brink of a volcano which may erupt at any moment.
    It is highly probable that this consideration played an important role in their final decision to quit India in 1947. So the members of the INA did not die or suffer in vain, and their leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has secured a place of honour in the history of India’s struggle for freedom.”

    In the same book, Majumdar candidly states that “the contribution made by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose towards the achievement of freedom in 1947 was no less, and perhaps far more important than that of Mohandas Gandhi, and I hope true historians and all lovers of truth now accept this view.

    From the horse’s mouth
    Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of Britain when India got freedom in 1947. Therefore his words on Netaji have relevant and important than any proof.

    Attlee had a visit to Kolkata When P B Chakraborti was the acting governor of West Bengal. The following are the words selected from Chakraborty’s thanks note (dated March 30, 1976) for the publication of Dr R C Majumdar’s book.

    "I had then a long talk with Attlee about the real grounds for the voluntary withdrawal of the British from India. I put it straight to him like this:
    The Quit India movement of Gandhiji practically died out long before 1947 and there was nothing in Indian situation at that time which made it necessary for the British to leave India in a hurry? Why did you then do so?
    In reply Attlee cited several reasons, the most important of which are the activities of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose which weakened the very foundations of the attachment of the Indian land and naval forces to the British Government.

    I also asked Attlee about the extent to which their decision to quit India was influenced by Gandhiji’s activities.
    On hearing this Attlee’s lips widened in a smile of disdain and he uttered slowly, putting strong emphasis on each single letter: ‘MI-NI-MAL’.”

    But all these historical facts have been neglected by our history text books penned by pseudo-historians.
     
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    DID NEHRU BETRAY NETAJI, (Extracts from Samar Guha M.P.'s NETAJI - DEAD OR ALIVE?)


    There was a time when strong doubts persisted if Netaji was still alive or indeed dead in that airplane accident. The British Intelligence must have had pursued the matter further at Kabul and at Tehran for ascertaining the truth about the report of Netaji's arrival at Moscow and submitted their findings to the GoI. But no report of such follow-up action was placed either before the Shah Nawaz Committee or the Khosla Commission. The Government under Mrs. Gandhi told Khosla Commission that many confidential files of Nehru connected with the reports about Netaji were either missing or destroyed. These files were dealt with by the personal secretary of Pandit Nehru - Mohammad Yunus . These files are still with this man and NOT in the public archives of the GoI. Can anyone believe it?

    The British intelligence team informed their Government that Pandit Nehru "received a secret communication from Bose". This report was confirmed by a witness, Shri Shyamlal Jain of Meerut, while he deposed before Khosla Commission. In 1945-46, Shri Jain was working as a confidential steno of Asaf Ali (remember him? The traitor who handed over a ship-load of weapons to Pakistan, purchased by the GoI!) who was Secretary to the INA Defense Committee with Bhulabhai Desai as its Chairman and Pandit Nehru as one of its prominent members. This confidential steno of the INA Defense Committee, in the course of his deposition, made a shocking revelation about Nehru's attitude toward Netaji.
    Shri Jain told Khosla Commission:
    "I solemnly affirm and state on oath that one evening (the date may be Dec. 26 or 27, 1945) I was called by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru on telephone to come to the residence of Shri Asaf Ali with a typewriter as he had a lot of work to be typed by me, which I complied. After getting some papers typed by me, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru drew out a paper from the pocket of his achkan and asked me to make four copies of it for him. The said paper was a hand-written matter and was somewhat difficult to read. Now, what was written on that paper, I am trying to reproduce from my memory:"
    "Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose proceeding by aeroplane from Saigon arrived today, August 23, 1945 at Dairen (Manchuria) at 1:30 afternoon. The said plane was a Japanese bomber plane. It was full of gold in the shape of bars, ornaments and jewelry. Netaji carried two attache cases, one in each hand. On alighting from the plane, Netaji took tea with bananas. When Netaji finished tea, he along with four others, out of which one was a Japanese named General Shidei (and others have lapsed from memory), took their seats in a jeep standing nearby. The said jeep proceeded toward Russian territory. After about 3 hours the said jeep returned and informed the pilot of the plane who flew back to Tokyo."
    "After handing over the said paper to me for typing, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru went to Mr. Asaf Ali and remained busy in conversation with him for 10 or 15 minutes...I could not complete the work, because the name of the writer on that letter was not readable, and I kept waiting for Shri Jawaharlal to come and tell me the name. In the meantime, I went through the letter several times and that is all that I could remember to the present day. Shri Jawaharlal could not discern the name of the writer and asked me to pull out the papers and hand them over as they were.

    "I solemnly affirm and state on oath that thereafter Shri Jawaharlal Nehru gave me four papers from his writing pad to make four copies of a letter, which he would dictate to me on typewriter, which I also complied. The contents of the letter, as far as I could remember, were as follows:

    "To Mr.Clement Attlee,
    Prime Minister of Britain,
    10 Downing Street, London.
    Dear Mr. Attlee:

    I understand from a reliable source that Subhas Chandra Bose, your war criminal,
    has been allowed to enter Russian territory by Stalin. This is a clear treachery ad betrayal of faith by the Russians. As Russia has been an ally of the British-Americans, it should not have been done. Please take note of it and do what you consider proper and fit.
    Yours sincerely,
    Jawaharlal Nehru."

    One has to rub one's eyes many times to read and then to believe what Shri Jain told the Khosla Commission. Can the evidence of Shri Jain be relied upon? It appears as unthinkable that Pandit Nehru could stoop down so low to ask Mr. Attlee to see that "their war criminal Bose" was buried alive in Russia. But from the circumstantial facts the testimony of Jain cannot be discarded as a figment of any ugly imagination.

    1. The British Intelligence affirmed that Pandit Nehru received a secret communication from Netaji and Jain confirmed it further without knowing anything about this secret report.
    2. Col. Tada, one of the principal architects of Netaji's escape plan confided to S.A. Iyer in 1951 that the Japanese agreed to make necessary arrangements to convey Netaji to Russian territory across the border of Manchuria.
    3. Neither the Government Counsel appearing before the Inquiry Commission, nor Mr. Khosla either challenged or refuted the veracity of Jain's testimony.
    4. Most of the secret files about Netaji, that were maintained by Pandit Nehru himself as "P.M.'s special" files, one of which included all communications connected with INA Defense Committee, were reported by the Government as "either missing or destroyed". It will not be easy to presume that Netaji's communication to Nehru and a copy of Nehru's letter to Attlee have also been destroyed.
    5. Pandit Nehru's attitude toward Netaji completely changed after he met Mountbatten at Singapore in 1946. Late Amritlal Seth, former editor of the Gujarati Daily Janmabhumi, who accompanied Nehru during his visit to Singapore told late Sarat Chandra Bose immediately after his return from Singapore that Panditji was warned by the British Admiral that, according to his report, 'Bose' did not die in the alleged air crash and if Nehru played up too high with the legends of Bose and demands for re-absorption of the INA in the Indian Army, he would be taking the risk of presenting India on a platter to Bose when he reappeared.
    6. The report of Amritlal Seth is corroborated by two facts. On arrival at Singapore Pandit Nehru was given a rousing reception by the INA there, when Panditji agreed to their request to place a wreath on the INA Martyr Monument, which was demolished under orders from Mountbatten immediately after British re-occupation of Singapore...Strangely, next day, Nehru refused to attend the INA Martyr Memorial ceremony organized at Singapore. About three decades later, Mountbatten boastfully stated in the 'Nehru Oration' speech that Nehru acted very compliantly on his advice regarding the treatment about the INA.
    7. After his return from Singapore, Nehru never uttered a word about Netaji for over a decade even after he became the Prime Minister of India. Till fifties, AIR was instructed not to cover any special talk on Netaji or broadcast any news about Netaji's birthday, exceeding a few minutes. All army barracks were prohibited from displaying any portrait of Netaji and this ban-order continued for years even after withdrawal of the British Power.
    8. After coming to power, Pandit Nehru got all the secret British reports which informed the Wavell Government that Bose reached Russia, but as Prime Minister of India he never inquired anything publicly about these reports from the Russian Government.
    9. Nehru all along opposed any demand of a full-fledged judicial inquiry about the Netaji mystery and appointed Shah Nawaz Committee mainly for the purpose of scuttling the move for a non-official inquiry about Netaji under the chairmanship of Dr. Radha Benode Pal.
    Thus, Nehru's changed attitude lends credence to the testimony of Shyamlal Jain.
     
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    Was the memo intended to disseminate a recommendation or to impose an order? Was the proposed ban in fact imposed?

    To me, this would be an order:

    "Photos of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are not to be displayed at prominent places, Unit Lines, Canteens, Quarter Guards or Recreation rooms.”

    Note the difference from quote of memo:

    "It is recommended that the photos of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose be not displayed at prominent places, Unit Lines, Canteens, Quarter Guards or Recreation rooms.”

    Would a private soldier be penalized for having such a photo displayed, for example in a wall locker or in his personal barracks space?
    @Ray

    Also, Bose allied himself with enemies of IA of the time. How should that situation have best been dealt with? Certainly not by revising history so that Gandhi and Nehru are traitors?
     
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    Bose was actually the greatest freedom fighter India had ever produced. Yes he did ally himself with hitler but that was a temporary alliance. He would have thrown them out once India got independence. Bose`s stature and stamina was so phenomenal that Indians started to value him more than Gandhiji or the great Nehru Pandit ji, That is why there is a theory among us Bengalis that the great Nehru Panditji murdered Netaji Bose.

    (Bose was a brilliant student too. He stood 4th in ICS)

    Here take a look at my article on Netaji. I have written the foreword myself.

    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...netaji-subhas-chandra-bose-immortal-hero.html
     
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    A large number of Indians are ignorant about arguably the greatest freedom fighter the nation has produced. In the world's largest democracy, files dating 60 years back have been withheld. A false aura has been created about some leaders.
     
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    Bose organized a military formation which purpose was a threat to the existing IA and killing other Indians. You can't just say it was only a temporary arrangement. Many more Indian soldiers who were Axis prisoners maintained loyalty to the Crown (concept of eating the King's salt) than transferred loyalty to the Indische Legion or the INA. So the IA after independence could not embrace the memory of Bose, as I see it.

     
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    How would the information you speak of get unearthed? If the whole truth becomes known, would it change the opinions of most Indians today? Does India have something like FOIA?
     
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    The IA does embrace Bose`s legacy. Netaji`s pictures are on every police station in India. Also I think Bose`s pictures are in some military establishment. Kunal sir and Ray sir can tell more on this. @Kunal Biswas @Ray

    He did not kill other Indians. It is just British propaganda. Bose waned to liberate India from British rule. He is remembered even now and his birthday 23rd January is celebrated as a National holiday. Bose was also given a Bharat Ratna. It was later withdrawn as whether he is still alive is not known.
     
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    There was no IA. It was British Indian Army. He was not fighting with Indians. He was fighting with the British.
     
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    You will find Netaji`s, Our Field Marshals Photos on the wall mainly ..

     
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    Ewald Sir, It is true just like America during its Independence from British fighting Americans under Red coats, Unfortunately this cannot be avoided in such conflict ..

    Netaji did what needed, It was the matter of freedom through blood and Glory for the Country and the flag ..

     
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    The information on Netaji has long been destroyed by Nehru. He did not want a rival seat of power to his Nehru Gandhi dynasty(Nehru family does not have any blood link to Gandhi. As Firoze a Parsi took Gandhi as his surname after converting to hinduism the family is known as Nehru Gandhi family),.
    The Nehru family knew that if the truth was revealed they would lose their popularity with the masses and would be branded as murderers. So they have suppressed or destroyed crucial pieces of info on Netaji`s death. They have also denied his military and other social endeavours.

    Holding the PM`s post of India directly or indirectly really helps a person do such things. India had to suffer 50 years of misrule due to this vile family who are murderers and plunderers. India became a dynastic monarchy under them. Fortunately they have not been able to keep everyone quiet. That is why I have written the truth about Netaji in my article. To me he is an immortal hero and the real freedom fighter of India.
     
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    Yes we do. Right to Information Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If the truth comes out, not only will it change the opinion of Indians, the Nehru-Gandhi family's place will be in the dustbins.
     
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    Was the British Indian Army disbanded immediately upon independence with all officers and other ranks becoming recruited anew to form Indian Army? Sometimes I think people on DFI believe anything any Indian accomplished prior to 1947 should be forgotten.
     
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    What's your point? Britain was holding India and Indians were serving in the Army, actually serving the British. If a war of independence had to be fought, death of some Indians was inevitable and unavoidable.
     
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    @Voldemort nice article but I disagree on some points
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    it was netaji who first honoured gandhiji as father of nation
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    gandhi was not only one of the leading freedom and one of most popular one but also the freedom fighter who actually lived like morals of ancient indian culture like non violence , truth etc.
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    though congress treated netaji really badly .
     
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    You know.. I'll tell you something. Next time Pakistan does a Kargil, try solving the issue with morals of ancient indian culture like non violence , truth etc.
     
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    well when pakistan attacked kashmir in 1948, it was gandhi who told nehru to attack them
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    you can't solve problem of nations like pakistan by non violence but gandhi was a clever guy and he definitely found some other way may be military attack cause pakistan is not that technologically advanced
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    on other hand criti calls themselves gentlemen and the trick of non violence is used by gandhi .
     

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