Many Congmen became freedom fighters in 1987

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Mar 24, 2009
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    CHANDIGARH: If the data provided by the Union government is to be believed, various bigwigs of the Congress, the Communist parties, the socialists and the Janata Party have been placed in the list of "freedom fighters".

    Prominent among these are Giani Zail Singh, P V Narasimha Rao, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Darbara Singh, Morarji Desai, Biju Patnaik, Devi Lal, R Venkataraman, Kamla Bahuguna, Babubhai Patel, Lalita Shastri (wife of Lal Bahadur Shastri), Indrani Devi (wife of Jagjivan Ram) and Gayatri Devi (wife of Charan Singh). The name of ND Tiwari also finds mention.

    Most of them were given the status by the Union government in 1987. The revelations came from a report filed by amicus curiae R S Dhull, who was asked by the Punjab and Haryana HC to assist the court in a PIL filed by a historian.

    In its report, the amicus curiae submitted that at the time of research, it was noticed that many prominent leaders of the Congress, the Communist and Socialist parties were placed in the list and many, who were also freedom fighters as per the same credentials, were left out.

    "Many of these were dead at the time of issuing suo motu pension and it has not been made clear whether all of them had completed the criteria of a minimum six months' imprisonment for general category and two months for scheduled cast category," Dhull added.

    The matter reached the high court through a petition filed by historian Malwinderjit Singh Waraich seeking directions for the Swatantrata Senani Samman pension for legal heirs of freedoms fighters of Jallianwala massacre, Kamagatamaru and the Kuka movements.

    In the same case, the Centre had in February this year submitted that it had released freedom fighter pension to the mother of martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad under its Swatantrata Senani Samman pension scheme in 1987, whereas Azad's mother had passed away in 1951.
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  3. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    ND Tiwari ...??? Yuck.

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