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0 ֮ (֟) : ײי ײ֮ ײי ײ֮ ֻֿ , ֺ ߅ ָ ֕ ӟ ֵ ׻ ֕ ӟ ֵ ָ ׸ ֯ћ - ׸ ָ ؓן֟ , ָ ֕ , ָ ֋ Ӥ ֕ ӟ פ օ ߿֮ ׸ , ָ Ӥ ™ ֕ ӟ ß־ ß 1945 օ ָ ׸ , ߛ ָ ֯ , ָ ևә ֈ ָ ָ ֟ , ֟ ָ ֮ ֺ ױ ? ֵ ߿֮ ӟ , ָ - ֱ ׾ßָ ֮ ֤ օ Ͽ ? ֲ ׮־ ߿֮ ִ פ ֮ օ ߿ - ֻ ִ , 12-12, 13-13 ֻ ִ - ׻ֲ ߿֮ 13 ֻ ִ ߿֮ ָ ֻ, ֻ heavens would have not fallen. ךև ߅ ָ ִ -ָ , ӓ ֵ ֓ ֟ ֛ ֟ ֕ ָ ֣ ֟ , ן ™ ֋, ֱֻ֟ ֋, ֺ օ , ָָ ֮ ׾־ ֟ ֻ , ֯ ׮־ ..

׿־ָ֕ .֙߻ : ֮ և օ ֮ ו֮֟ և , ֯ ֵ֟ օ

0 ֮ : , , ֯ ֡ ֵ, ִ ׻ ־ִָ 2005 ֯ ׸

THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI SHIVRAJ V. PATIL): If you prove it, I will apologise to the House.

0 ֮ : ֵ֟ ֵ օ..(־֮֬)..

SHRI SHIVRAJ V. PATIL: But, it is not correct.

0 ֮ : ֤ ֯ ߿֮ ׸ ִֻ ײֻ ֱ ӟ օ ֙ױ, ו ֟ , ӲӬ ߿֮ ֵ֟ ֻ ֻ ֤ ֙ױ פ ֵ ֲ ״֮ ֵ ִ օ ֻ ֻ ֤ ֙ױ because I was asked to do it. ׻֋ פօ ֯ , ָ ׸ ֵ֮֟ ֙ױ ֕ ִ ָ פ ֵ, ӟ օ ֻ ֤ ֟ ׻֋ ֟ ָ דֽ ָ , ߿֮ ִ , ֳ֤և , ׾ֵ ָ ׻߅ Ӭ ָ ִֵ ׮֕ ד־ At heart, the Indian Army is sympathetic with the Indian National Army. If Bose comes with the help of Russia, neither Gandhiji nor the Congress will be able to reason with the country. דֽ 22.7.46 ׻ , ֮ ֣ף֟ ӟ ֻ ֤ she is writing, "if Bose comes with the help of Russia, neither Gandhiji nor the Congress will be able to reason with the country." Ӭ ֓ ֺ , ו ָ֬ ָ ֮ ־֮ ֕ ׾֟ ß֮ ֮ ӳ־֮ ֣ ֤ ֮ ӳ־֮ ֟ ϴ֟ ֟ ֕ ֣ ӲӬ ֮ ӳ־֮ ßָ ָ ٓ֟ ߅ ֣-֣ ִ әߕ ׸ , ו ߿֮ ֪ׯ ֮ ָ þָ әߕ և ׸ , ײ֮ - ϴ -

(6 ָ ֿ:)

-SC/YSR-MP/9.05/6B

. ֮ (֟) : ϴ ֮ ә׻֕ ֤ ֜ ֋ ϴ ֮ ә׻֕ ֋ ֯ ֮֟ ә׻֕ ׸ ָ ֟ ? ׸ ֟ Ӭ ־ԕ׮ ֕ ׾֟ ָ ֋ꅠ ֲ ֵ ֯ ֟ , inner conscience ӟָ֟ ־֕ ׾֟ Ӭ ӟָ֟ - ֬ן ֮֟ , ׻֋ ־ ̺ ֻ ֮ , ֳ ꅠ Ӭ ו ָ ׌ , Ӥ , ֮ ӲӬ , ָ֬ ָ ִ , ׸ ֵ ֮֕ ָ Ӭ ֮ ֌ ֮ ֻ ֬ן ־ , ׻ ֌ ֮ , ә׻֕ ׸ ׻ , corroboration ә׻֕ ׸ ֻ , ֲ ֋, ֋ ָָ և , ә׻֕ ׸ ָ ֟ , ױ ִ֮ ֕ ֮ 1946 ׾֟ ӳ־֮ , ֮ ֲ air crash ֮ ֮ օ Ӭ ֮֟ , ֣ - , ֬׾ֻ֮ ֮֟ , ֮֟ ꅠ ֟ ֲ air crash ֙ smoke screen ָ ϴ ֟ ß־ ו ָ ֕ , smoke screen օ ? ֮ ꅠ ֋, ֲ ֋, ֮֮ ֕ ָ ו ָ ןš ֕ ו֮֟ ֮ ן ֤ , ִ֟ ׌ ֚ ֻ ֻ ֮ ֤, ָ ֙ ׮ָָ , ָ ֮ ׬ ֨, ֕ ָ ־֮ , 18-20 ֻ ־֮ , ֮ ֻ ֻ ֤ , ִ ֮ ֕ ֨ , ־֮ , ִ֮ ֟ ֲ, ־֮ և, ֟ ָ ֯, ִ֮ ׌ , ֟ , ß Mr. Toye ֻ, ãן ߅ 21 ָ, 1943 ꌻ֮ , ִ designation , Subhas Chandra Bose (Head of the State, Prime Minister and Minister for War and Foreign Affairs). ? ָ ׾ֻ̮֕ ־֮Դ ֤֕ ֮ ߅ ָ ָ ־ԯϣִ Ϭ֮ ӡ , ֤֕ ָ ָ ֮֋ ֋ ꅠ ֕ ֻ ßָ ָ þ֟ӡ֟ ֮ , ׻ ׌ , ָ ֮ , ֵ֮ designation ֯ ֜ ֵ - Subhas Chandra Bose (Head of the State, Prime Minister and Minister for War and Foreign Affairs) on behalf of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind. ָ ֤֕ ָ ֤֕ ָ ָָ Ϭ֮ ӡ, Ͼ , exile ꅠ ֮ ֯ ָ־ֵ ׻֋ ׾ֵ þ֬߮ ָ ֤֕ ָָ ֮֮ ™ ֕ , ™ פօ ֮ ׌ whereabouts ֟ ֻ, ֻ ֵ ָ ֟ ָ ֯ ףֵ ֵ֮ פ, ִ disappearance of Netaji ֲ ϵ ֵ, ֯ ׸ , disappearance ֵ, death ֵօ ֮֟ Netaji will disappear, ֲֵ ֋ꅠ ֤ ֲ ָ , ֲ ֲֵ ֟ , , to disappear, ֲֵ , ֲ ϵ ףֵ ָ ֮, ֟ ֲ ֲ ֟ ֟ ֕ߠ ӟ 18 ß, 1945 օ ? (6 /ֲ ָ ֿ:)

NB/VKK/6C/9.10

. ֮ (֟) : ָ ӟ , Renkoji Temple ãֵ , ־ֻ ָ ãֵ ו օ ֣և ֡, ִֵ Ϭִ֮ӡ כ ־ֻ ד־ דֽ 2.12.1954 ִ -

"2.12.1954. Prime Minister Secretariat. A small amount of Rs.200 and odd was received by the Minister of External Affairs from our Embassy in Tokyo along with ashes and other remains of the late Shri Subhash Chandra Bose. This money is being kept in the External Affairs Ministry. I have consulted the Prime Minister about this and he agrees that this amount might be transferred to the INA Relief Fund. The Ministry might get in touch with the General Secretary of the AICC, 7, Jantar Mantar Road and a receipt might be obtained for the Ministry's record. Signed, M.O. Mathai. 2.12.1954."

דֽ ߿֮ ִ֮ և ߅ 1954 ָ ashes և , ashes ֯ ߬ ־ֲ , Renkoji Temple , ֮֮ ֲ 1954 ֮֯ ֕ ashes , ֣ ֱ 200 ֵ ״ֻ, tricking , ִֵ ִ֮ ָ ֻ֟ , ֲ ֕ ֣ INA ֱ ֛ ֮ ֮֬ ׾־ָ , ֵ? ָ ? Where has it disappeared? Just like Netaji disappeared, has that also disappeared? ָ ֣ , ו֮ ֮֮ ӯע ֤֕ ָָ , և, ָ ֮֮ ֮, ָ և, ָ ß֮ ߓ ә, ֈә ִ play , ָ ־ֻ֟ ӲӬ ׻֋ ֯ ָ ִ֯ ִ֮ ׸֓ , ִ֟ , ִ֟ , ևߕ ִ֟ , ִԮ ִ֟ , ֲ ֯ ֮֋Ӆ ֯ ׸֓ ִ ֆ ֣ archives ߕ ״ֻ֮ , ״ֻ , ׻֋ ֯ ־ã ֮֮ߵ Ϭִ֮ӡ ׮־ ֯ ֮ ßָ ָ ָָ ׮־֤ , , at the highest level, ָ ߿֮ ִִ archives ׾֬֋ פ֋, ֕ Ӳ׬֟ documents ӳ־֮ ֋ , ϴ , ֮ ״ֻ , ו֮ Ӥ ֋ , ֮ ן׾׬ֵ ו ָ ִֵ ִ֬ , ֮֯ ֻ surrender negotiations , ֲ ֟ ֮ , ӟָ™ߵ ׸ãן ֮ , ֕ ־ ן׾׬ֵ ֮ , Ӥ ™ ֵ֤ ֋ ָ֮ ָ ״ֻ ֋ ֋ , ӟ ֋, ָ ן ™ ֮ ׻֋ ֵ , ֕ ׌֟ ֮ ׾ֻֿ ֮ , דֽ ׻ ֮ ָ þ֟ , ו ָ ֋, ֵ֤ Ӭߕ ִ ֋ ֵօ ׻֋ ָ ֟ ֕ ôן ֟ ָ ֋, ֯ ֋, ֟ ִֻ, and he is dead. ָ ™ ׻֋ ֲ ״ֻ ִ ִ ֤ ׻֋ ָ , פ ָ ֤ ֺ , ָ ִִ ֆ ִ֯ , ָ , ו֮֟ ֬ ו , ֕ ֱֻ֟״ֵ , ֻ ߿֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ׮־ ִֻ ָ ו ָ cursory ָ, ָָ և פ ֮֟, ™ ׮ rejection օ , ָ ֯ ߿֮ findings ־ֲ ߿֮ ֻ֟ , ׻֋ ֮֟, ֵ֤ ָ ִ֮֬ , ֵօ

6D/AKG ָ

AKG-MKS/6D/9.15

ӡ ( ׿־ָ֕ . י) : ߤ ֯ ֟ , ֯ ֟ ֮ ׻֋

. ֮ : ׻֋ ֯ ֋ , ו ָ ֟ ֮֯ ֳ , ִָ֮֬ ִ֮֬ օ ֟ ֵ , ׸ ָ ֓ ߅ ִ֮֬ , ׸֓ ֻ ִ֮֬ þֵ , ߿֮ ׸ ֜ ֤ ߕ ֜ ֤ ָ ָ ׾ ײֻ ֕ ӟ פ օ פ , the question is open as open as it was in 1945, 1946 or even today. ֯ ߻ ִֻ ֟ , ָ ֮ ׻֋ ָָ ֮ ֮֮ ֮ , ָ ֯ ֳ ٙ ֟ , ֻ ֟ ִ ֓և , ִ֟ ָ ן ִ֮ ן ָ Ծ , ꅠ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA): Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi. He is not here. Shri Virendra Bhatia.

߸ י (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , ִֵٟ ֕ ѓ ֵ, ֕ ֮ 韵 ָ ֟ ֮ ׻֋ ׮ֵ㌟ , ָ ׾ָ֓ , ߆ָ ָ ׾ָ֓ ֕ ֮ ִ ֟ ֳ׌ ™׌ ֮ ֯ ִ֮ ֟ ֕ ִ , ֛ , ־֮ , , ֲ ִ׮ֵ ָ Ͼ ֟ ֟ ־֮ - ֋ ֕ ֕ ן 韵 և , ָ߸ ָ־ , ֕ ֯ , ֕ ָߵ פ פ ֕ ֕ ָ ־ֿ ֕ ׌֟, ֕ ™֌ , ָ ™֌ , ו ֮ ߅ ֤֕ ֛և ֕ ״ ֮֕, þ֟ӡ֟ ִ ֮ ߅ ָ þ֟ӡ֟ ִ ֮ , ִ ןֿ׌ ߅ ָ Ӭ ָ ײי ָָ ׾ֹ , ֕ ֮ ֤֕ ֮ ײי ֟ ָ ָ օ ָ Ѭ ֮֮ ֤֕ פև, ֕ ֮ ֤֕ ֮ ָ , ֤֕ , ָ ֮ , ֛ ״ ֤֕ ֛և ݵ ֤֕ ֤ ֕ ן ֮ ָ ִ֮ ״ֻ֮ , ִ֮ ״ֻօ 韵 ָ Ͽד֮ ꅠ ֱ ֕ ׌֟ ֮ , ֕ Ԯ׻֙ ֮ ظ ֤ ֮֕ ֮ ֢ ֋, ֕ ִ֮ ׻֋ ֕ ׌֟ ׻֋ ֕ ִ֮ פօ (6 ָ ֿ:)

6E/HMS-TMV/9.20

߸ י (֟) : ӳ־֮֋ ֳ ׾֟ ֯ ֋, ָ־ ױ ֋, ֮֟ ִ֮ ã֟ ֋ ֵ֤ ֢ ה ׯϵ֟ ָ ֣ ֮ ֯ ֻ ֋߅ ׻֋ ׌֟ ֣, ֣ ֵ ֵ ״ ֤֕ ֛և , ָ ָ ׿ֿ ֵ߅

ן ֮ ִ ו ָ ׻ ֮ , ן ֮ ׻ ֵ, due פ ֵօ י ֟և, ? , ֕߾ Ӭ ִ ִִ ֮֋ ֮ , פ Ӭ ִ ִִ ֮֋ ֮ , ֮֕ ִ ִִ ֮֋ ֮ , ֯ ֵ ֮֟ ™ ִ ֮ ֕ ֵ֮ ֵ ֲ ׌֟ ֲ ָ ? ־ָ ֣ ֵօ ֯ ׻ֵ ֯ ו֋, -- ֮ ֮֮ ׿ֿ ֵ߅ 0 ֮ ֛ ִ֮ ֌ , ָ֕ ״ ָ ָ , ֮։ ֲ ֯ ָָ ֮ ֮։ , ٟ ִ֮ ֵٟ ֮֮ ׿ֿ ֵ, ו֮ ֵ֤ ֮։ ֮֟ ִ ׸ٟ֟ ׸֟Ԯ פ ֵօ ֯ ֙ ־֕ ֵ, ֯ ߤָ ֮ ֣ ֵ ֵօ ֕ 00ָ0 ׸ ֯ ֕ ߿֮ և؛ þָ ֋ ִ֟ ֯ ֵ֤ ֟ ֯ ָָ ֮ ׻ֵ ֕ ߿֮ ָ և؛ ֮ ָ ֯ ִִ š ֕ ߿֮ ߵ ָָ ָ ֵ֟ ״ֻ߅

״֮֙ ׻֋ ִ ֟ , ֯ š 10-11 ֻ ֻ ִ֯ օ š 8 , " ֣ ֮ ֟ ׾ֳ/֚ ד֟ և000 Ӳ׬֟ ֕֟ ֲֻ , ׻֋ ӲӬ ָ ֣֯-֡ ֵָ ֮ ϴ ãן ֣ ֮ ֟ ֵ ֤ ׮֤ ִ֮ ӡֵֻ ׮ִ ֣֯-֡ ֵָ ָ֤ " ׮ֵֿ֯ , " և000 Ӳ׬֟ և ֕ ף֟ " ֱִ ߵ ָָ ָ פ ֵ ָ š 10 ָ ֵ י , "Ӳ׬֟ և ֣ ָꌟ ָ ï™ סִޛ ד־ֵֻ ֵ֮ , ֻ-֙ ֻ ֣ ֬ Ϭ֮ ӡ ֵԻֵ ו 000 ֋ ׮֤ פ 4 և, 2000 ֮ ֡ ï™: ד֟ և 1972 ™ ֵ ߅ סִӛ ֵԾ ׸ סִޛ ד־ֵֻ ãև ֲֻ , ֯ ֵ֟ ֵ և סִӛ ד־ֵֻ ã֮֯ 4 ֤ ™ ֵ סִޛ ֵԾ ׸ סִޛ ד־ֵֻ ãև ֮ , ׻֋ ãןֵ ׮ ׮ֻ פ և ֋ ־ ָ ™ և ß־ ןֵ סִޛ ד־ֵֻ ֲֻ ï™: ָ 000 ׮֤ ֵ և סִޛ ד־ֵֻ ֯ ׻֋ օ (6 /ߋ־ ָ ֿ:)

PSV-RG/6F/9.25

߸ י (֟) : ָꌟ ãןֵ ֮ ָ ֵ ִֻ סִӛ ד־ֵֻ ֣ ֟, ָև ד֟ օ פ סִӛ ד־ֵֻ ָ֮ ֟ ֟ ָꌟ ָ ֻ֟ ָ ֕֟ ß ߻ ֳ֟ ֣ ֻ߮ ߅

֤ 11 ָ - ָ ָ ֻ֟߮ Ϭ֮ ӡ ָ և 28 ß, 1978 ׮ִ ֌־ פ , ֜ פ, ׻֋ ױ ֜ ד֟ ִ֟օ " þֺ ֵ Ϭ֮ ӡ ֵԻֵ, ׾֤ ӡֵֻ, סִӛߵ ד־ֵֻ, ӡֵֻ ֳ ֤, ִֻ߮ ָָ ß־ ׸, Ϭ֮ ӡ ָ ָ ָָ ׾ֳ֌ , ֣ ֳ ֟ ָָ יֵ ֟ ֮ ׻֋ , ו֮ ָ֬ ָ ָ Ϭ֮ ӡ ֤ ֌־ פ, פ ֵ օ

ָ י ן ß־ ™ פ ֋, ו֮ ԇ ֮ , Ӧ 韵 ִ׮֟ ֯ ß־ , ן ֮ , ԇ ׯϕ־ ֮ , ָ ֕ ָ ָָ ™ פ ֋

ָ ױ י י ֜ ...(ִֵ ә)... " ׾֤ ׾ֳ ֵ 00 ӵ㌟ ד־ ָ ֵ֮, ֟ ֻ֟ þ0 ָ և ֮ ֮ ו֮ ָָ ß־ ׸ , ָ ׮ ָ֮ ָ ׸ ׮Ե ֵָ ֵ פ ֣ 000 ָꌟ ևԻ ߅ ß: ָꌟ և ß־ ׸ , ו֮ ָ և ״ן ֵ ׮ ָ ֯ע և

ָ "׾֤ ӡֵֻ ֲ ֵ ֯ ֯ ו֋, ׾֤ ӡֵֻ ָ ָև ߅" š 14 ָ ֤ , " ׾ ״ֻ֮ ָ ֵ ֈ ֛ ֤õ ߙ ֣ ֟ օ ִ׮֟ ß־ ֳ ֮ ׻֋ ָֻ ֕ " ϵ ָָ ֮ ãן ֟ ֟ ָָ ִֻ ִ߸ ߠ ׻֋

(ֳ֬( פ ס־)ߚ߮ )

ï™ ָ ֵ š 36 37 ָ , ָ ֯ , "- ֻ֟ , ׸ãן-֮ ֻ֟ " ׸ãן-֮ , ָ֬ ָ ׮ ׮ֻ " , ֮֯ 韵 ԅ" ֻ և , ֮֯ 00ָ0 ֵ ָ ß և ׸ ׾ßָ ѓ ֵ ׮ ֟ ֕ 韵 ׾ִ֮ ԙ ԅ ָ ? ߿֮ և؛ ֯ כ , ו֮ ִִ ϵ, ִִ ׾֛, ׾֛, ִִ ׾֛, circumstantial documents, ֤ ׮ ׮ֻ " 韵 ׾ִ֮ ԙ " ևԮ ײ֮ application of mind , ײ֮ reason , ֯ ָ֬ ָ ? ֮֯ 00ָ0 ׸ פ և؛ þָ ꅠ ָ ָ֬ ? և؛ þָ ָ֬ ָ֬ ָ ֮֯ ? ֲ ֮֟ ֮ -- , ֕ ָ ׾֟ , ֯ ן ָ ™֌, þ֟ӡ֟ ִ ׿ָ...

(6/000 ָ ֿ:)

KLG-TDB/6G/9.30

߸ י (֟) : ֵ ָ ֤֕ ã֯, ֤֕ Ϭ֮ ӡ ָ , ֻ֟ օ ׌ ָ ֕ 60 ֤ ֮֟ ֮֮ ß־ 韵 ׸ãןֵ ? ו֮ ׸ãןֵ ֮֯ , ׾ִ֮ ԙ , ִ ֮֟ ֮֮ ׸ãןֵ ֟ ? ֕ 韵 ִָ֓ ֮ ׸ , ֻ֟ ִָ֓ ֮ פ ߔ ָ ? , ִָ֓ ֤ - ֳ׮֟ ֻ ? Ͽ , ׸

, ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֮֮ߵ ӡ , ׾ֵ ָ ㆻ ִ֯ ֮ , ֕ ߿֮ ֮ ׸ , ָ ֯ ׸ ֜, ֤ ֜ , ִ Ͽ : ׾ֵ ָ ױ ׾ֵ , ָ : ӓ ãן ִ֮ ֮

, ֟ , ֣ ָ ֕ ִ֮ ? Ù- ָ ֓ ֻ , ֲ ן әכ ׻ָ֙ , ֲ ֕ ָ , ׌֟ ָ ֜, Ӭ ָ  , ֕ ֮ ָ ֵ֜ ֟ օ ִ ֟ Ӭ ִ օ ָ , Ӭ ֤֮ ָ , ֤֕ ֛և ״ ߅ ׌ ָ ֕ ן ֻ և ֲ ֱ ㆻ ӟ ׾ֵ ִ ֕ ׌֟ ָ , ֕ ן֟ ָ , ֕ ֵ ָ , ֕ ߾֮ ָ ӓ־ ..,..  ֵ֜ ֮ , ו ֻ ֤֕ ֛և ֕ ״ ? ֲ ֣, ֵ (ִ֯)

DR. CHANDAN MITRA (NOMINATED): Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, I am really grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to speak on this. It is, of course, very regrettable that this debate on such an important subject and something that concerns the whole nation, a part of our heritage, our history, is being held at a time when very few Members, unfortunately, are present here. But, I am sure that the Home Minister, who has been listening very intently to the debate, in his reply will take into account the sentiments that have been expressed, and are certain to be expressed here. But, it does seem to be rather sad that a debate on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's disappearance does not seem to elicit any serious interest in the House, although people outside the House are so eager and so passionate to know about it. I wonder film-maker Shri Shyam Benegal, who is sitting right here, next to me, who made the film 'Subhas Bose - a forgotten Hero,' whether we have truly forgotten him. The time has indeed come, I think, for the House to express in unison that Netaji can never be forgotten, and we will do everything in our power to go to the bottom of this mystery, and solve this problem once and for all because we cannot allow such a big blank to be left in Modern India's History that where did Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose go. What happened to him? We accept that Netaji cannot be alive today. He would have been 109 years old. In normal circumstances, it is most unlikely. So, the issue is not whether he is dead or alive. The issue is, what happened to him, what happened to the great son of India who struggled so relentlessly. (Contd. by kgg/6h)

kgg/6h/9.35

SHRI CHANDAN MITRA (CONTD.): Taking such enormous personal risks, leaving this country, going to Germany and then taking a submarine, perhaps, unprecedented in history to travel from Germany right up to Japan across the Cape of Good Hope, man of such enormous courage, fortitude and who could go to any length to secure India's freedom, what happened to him? Unless we find out the answer to it, I think, Sir, the nation cannot be expected to agree that the problem is over or that Netaji's death is a settled fact. Even if his death is a settled fact, the manner of his death needs to be probed and the Government must do everything within its power to try and find out how this happened.

That is why, Sir, I am very disappointed with the ATR that was submitted by the Government on the Mukherjee Commission's Report. It is a very cursory--I think, this point has been made by all previous speakers--rejection of the report; it says that the Government rejects the Mukherjee Commission's conclusion that Netaji did not die in the aircrash at Taihuku on August 18, 1945. Sir, this is in double negatives. The Commission says that he did not die because there was no aircrash in Taihuku. The Government rejects the finding. It means, the Government is saying that Netaji indeed died in the aircrash of August 18, 1945. Sir, when the Government of Taiwan, Taiwan authorities have categorically stated that there was no aircrash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945, the only aircrash that happened --- Mukherjee Commission's Report records it -- is some time in September in southern Taiwan. The Taihuku airport, it says, no longer exists and it is impossible to figure out what happened there. They categorically stated that there was no aircrash. On what basis can the Government come to the conclusion that Netaji must have died in an aircrash that did not happen?

Sir, I think, this is something which the Government seriously need to answer. I would like to draw your attention and, through you, that of the Home Minister that the British Government obtained a report from the Taiwan authorities regarding Subhas Chandra Bose's so-called death. Now, the receipt of that report from the Taiwan Government was never disclosed by the Government of India. It came to India via Britain. And this is something which several Members have just now mentioned that this crucial finding, the information passed on to the Government of India in 1956, that particular file the Government of India claims has been destroyed. Sir, this is a great tragedy. I think, there should have been an inquiry by now as to what happened to the file. How did it disappear? That file and the information arrived even when the first committee was there. The Shah Nawaz Committee was instituted for conducting an inquiry. At that point of time, that information arrived. It was not passed on to the Shah Nawaz Committee and subsequently the file, it is claimed, has been destroyed. I would request the Home Minister to kindly go into this matter and find out how and why and under what circumstances was it destroyed and what was the reason for the destruction of the file. Sir, it is in this context, it is equally important to point out that in Britain, the Mukherjee Commission points out that the British authorities have accepted that they have information on Subhas Chandra Bose. They have said that there is a file which shall be opened in the year 2020. That is, 75 years after the disappearance of Netaji. There are various rules about classified documents. The most secret, the highly classified documents are opened only after 75 years. The British Government have said that that will be opened in 2020. It was claimed and I heard the debate in the Lok Sabha in which it was claimed that whatever letters the British have, in this regard, were passed on to India.

(Contd. by 6j/kls)


KLS/6J-9.40

DR. CHANDAN MITRA (CONTD): But, Sir, the Mukherjee Commission was asking for it, was told this cannot be passed on and the Government gave the reason that information contained in these files if disclosed will affect relations with friendly countries. I quote again, "information contained in these files will affect relations with friendly countries." Sir, this leads to further and even more serious doubts that: Did Netaji actually succeed in his Mission to go to Russia? All evidence suggests that Netaji took the plane and persuaded Japanese that they could at least ferry him to Manchuria from where he would proceed to Russia. Now if that happened...(Interruptions)...

SHRI SHIVRAJ V. PATIL: Will you yield for a minute? ...(Interruptions)... Now, you know Japan had fought against Russia or the Soviet Union, Germany had fought a war against the Soviet Union. Why had Netaji from Germany had gone to these South East Asian countries and in collaboration with Japan? And even after this do you think he would have gone to Russia?

SHRI SHYAM BENEGAL: Sir, may I say something? The Azad Hind

Government had a legation in Omska. Omska is in Siberia, then a part of Soviet Union. That is number one. Two, Soviet Union went to war with Japan only in the last week before Japan surrendered. Until that time -- this is one thing we do not really know -- whether the Azad Hind Government was actually recognised by the Soviet Union or not. But there is no question about the fact that he left Taiwan, there was no question that he headed towards that with General Chiddai who was travelling with him. The real problem here is in terms of ambiguities that when General Chiddai, he and Habibur Rahman were travelling in that aircraft, the important thing is that when at Tahihoku Airport from that plane Salli, it was not a new plane, it was a very old Japanese aircraft and one of its engines was already defective and it started for Taiwan. All that sort of thing is known, but the important thing is that when that aircraft was taking off crashed and that is what Habib's constant testimony was until he died, he never changed the testimony. You can give all kinds of values to it, but, anyhow, it is all a sort of ambiguity of different kinds. But the important thing is that you see that General Chiddai, which is not accepted by Justice Mukherjee, but he actually died in that crash. But Chiddai's family has said that he died in that crash. So, the fact is and Chiddai himself, we know, where he was going. He was going to Manchuria, for what reason, to surrender the Japanese forces to the Soviet army in Manchuria. That is what he was doing. Thank you. (ENDS)

SHRI SHIVRAJ V. PATIL: Sir, it is very interesting because Shyam Bengalji has done a lot of research and I watch his films not once but two-three times. After this discussion was fixed, I watched it with more care and with a lot of interest. There are two points which are nagging us. One, could he go to the Soviet Union because he was with Axis and not with Alliance? That is one. Why did he not come to India after India became free? These are the two points which are nagging us. I am not saying that wrong or right. ...(Interruptions)... (Contd. by 6K)

SSS/6K/9.45

SHRI S. S. AHLUWALIA: At the time of transfer of power, an agreement was signed between the Government of Britain and the then Government of India that these papers would be kept secret for 30 years and these people would become the criminal of wars of British, if they were caught within 30 years, then, they should be handed over to the Government of Britain. So, these papers were never disclosed.

SHRI SHIVRAJ V. PATIL: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru donned the black coat and gown and went to the Red Fort to defend...

SHRI S. S. AHLUWALIA: That was INA for Shah Nawaz Khan. (Interruptions)

SHRI CHANDAN MITRA: Sir, if I may continue, Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, I think, this debate is throwing up some very, very interesting points. We have such eminent experts who are here. Dr. Joshi has spoken with great detail of authority and information. Dr. Barun Mukherjee has spoken. Mr. Shyam Benegal has made an absolutely masterly film. I would like to make a recommendation that in every school in this country that film should be mandatorily shown. Shri Virendra Bhatia was just saying how Netaji's memory has not been adequately reflected in our books. But, today in an age of multi-media people will probably watch a film with far greater interest than read a book. So, at least, this we should definitely do. But that is only a diversion. So, the point I am trying to make is that there are some very, very important avenues that remain to be explored. Now, the Mukherjee Commission has established, although the Government does not accept it but, I think, the evidence is conclusive that there was no air crash in Taihuku on 18th August, 1945. We should have had no difficulty in accepting this reality. Therefore, the point has been made that the ashes at the Renkoji temple could not be that of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Anyway, DNA test is not possible because even if the bones had survived as it is claimed when the body is cremated, the DNA does not survive the burning and you cannot get a DNA in a conclusive result of that. So, it cannot be done. So, in these circumstances, we believe, at least, I believe, that Government would have been well advised to accept the Mukherjee Commission's Report and set the stage for further probe. Dr. Joshi, has said in the Committee of Scholars. There could be further inquiry into this. Further inquiry is needed as to what happened, where Netaji could have gone. May be, the Terms of Reference again could be defined separately. We can request the British Government to specifically de-classify that file which they have said they will open in 2020 because this is a matter not so important for Britian. It is a matter, which is very, very important to India. (Interruptions) Without those official requests it will never happen. Also the Mukherjee Commission went to Omsk and to Irkhutsk because in Omsk, as Shri Shyam Benegal has just pointed out there used to be an allegation. Now, the KGB archives could not be explored because the Russians flatly refused the Mukherjee Commission's access to the KGB archives. Now, this again has to be taken up and I say this again in the context of the same thing that information contained in these files, if they become public, will affect relations with friendly country. Sir, are the friendly countries more important or are the people of India more important? Is our history more important to us than some collateral damage that may happen to relations more important? Sir, a lot of people are just waiting to speak, I have made my points. The only thing is, I would request the Government to approach this with an open mind. It is not a political question. It is a question of our nationhood, it is a matter of our pride, it is a matter of our tri-colour, the tri-colour that was hoisted at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in Manipur and in the interest of truth, in the interest of re-discovering the heart and soul of the Indian freedom movement, the Government must not close this chapter, keep it open, until we get the truthful answer of what happened to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. I believe, the people of this country will not rest quiet even if it takes three more generations to come to that conclusion. Thank you. (Ends) (Contd. by USY/6L)

-SSS-USY/6L/9.50

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, this debate should have come much earlier and appeared in the list of business. But anyway, the very purpose of participating in today's debate is that we wanted, the entire country wanted to know the exact reason of Netaji's death, time, place, and whether it was due to air crash. The truth should come out. It is also our duty, the hon. Minister was asking, how to preserve the ideals and teachings of Netaji as best as we can. Also, the further study of the entire Freedom Movement, of the lives of many martyrs is absolutely necessary because many truths have not come out. These teachings should be taken to the young generation. The issue is not that whether Netaji is still alive. If he would have been alive, this day his age would have been 109 years. Because I am from West Bengal, unfortunately I was in that Chair as a Mayor for ten years. The Municipal Corporation of West Bengal had also produced a film on the life of Netaji. We had also published one book and distributed it free to the children of West Bengal. We say that Netaji was hiding. Why will he be hiding? He was 'patriot of patriots'. I cannot authenticate it, but one of the historians of Calcutta wrote, in a book, about one of the very wonderful incidents of Netaji's life. But this is not an authenticated statement, I must say. He wrote that one of the headmasters of a Corporation School was a freedom fighter. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was the Chief Executive Officer, not the Mayor, at that time. Chitharanjan was the mayor at that time. At the behest of police, he wrote a letter to the Chief Executive Officer that such and such Headmaster was in the terrorists' movement; he was connected with the terrorists' movement. I was told by that historian, who is the elder brother of the present Education Minister of West Bengal, that Netaji immediately went to market and purchased a bouquet and went to the residence of the headmaster and presented him the bouquet, and informed the Police Commissioner that he had presented the bouquet to the headmaster.

Many committees and commissions have been constituted but the mystery of Netaji's disappearance has not been solved. The real cause of his death has not come to light. Netaji wanted a very secular India. He has mentioned about his Ajad Hind Vahini that that was the real formation of Hindu-Muslim unity. The way the brigade was formed is a lesson for all of us.

Sir, with a direction from the High Court for a further inquiry in to the death of Netaji, the Union Government, after consulting the Chief Justice of Supreme Court, appointed Justice Mukherjee to inquire into the matter. The Legislative Assembly of West Bengal took a unanimous decision and requested for a further inquiry.

Sir, it took a long six-and-a-half years to complete the job. It is also a fact that the Union Government did not cooperate with the Commissions, with the earlier commissions as well as the present one, to complete the job at the earliest. (Contd. by 6m -- VP)

VP/9.55/6M

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (CONTD.): It took one year to have an office. I remember, the West Bengal Government took the initiative, and one of its Ministers vacated his own office for locating the Commission's office. That was the situation. A liaison office in Delhi was set up after a lapse of another two years. This was the attitude of the Government.

Sir, the former Prime Minister declared, on the floor of the House, on 05.03.1952 that the Report submitted to him by Mr. S.A. Ayer, the former Information and Broadcasting Minister of the Provincial Government of Azad Hind, had to be taken as authentic. But, it has come to light that Ayer's visit to Japan was by no means official. And the Report was not prepared following the official order. So, an unofficial inquiry was authenticated by the former Prime Minister. On the other hand, the story of the alleged air crash and the authenticity of Mr. Ayer's report was never sought to be examined. Ayer in his book, "Unto him a witness" which was submitted to Khosla Commission stated, categorically, that it was he who drafted the Domain Despatch on the basis of which Reuters circulated the alleged death news. He has further stated that without visiting the alleged spot of the air crash, and without meeting Habibur Rahman, he drafted the Despatch on the basis of information he gathered from some Japanese officers. Thus he had no personal knowledge of the alleged incident. Shri Shah Nawaz Committee too, without visiting the alleged spot, gave its verdict that Netaji Bose died in an alleged air crash on 18.08.1945. The Government of India also accepted that.

Shri Habibur Rahman, who was also an eye witness, also made contradictory statements. According to Rahman, the dead body cremated on 20.08.1945 was stated to be that of Ichiro Okura. But, according to the Municipal Certificate, cremation took place on 22.08.1945. The Cremation Certificate mentions Ichiro Okura died on 19th August 1945 and not on 18th. According to Habibur Rahman, the cremation took place in Taipei, but according to other information, the body was flown to Tokyo. There was a story that Dr. Yoshimi treated Netaji before his death. But Dr. Yoshimi confessed before the Justice Mukherjee Commission that he never saw Netaji and he could not identify the one whom he had allegedly treated as Netaji.

It was reported that Justice Mukherjee asked Dr. Yoshimi, "Did he issue Death Certificate in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose?" He replied, "No. I issued the Certificate in the name of Ichiro Okura." But when Justice Mukherjee showed the Death Certificate in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, signed in 1988, i.e., 43 years after his reported death in 1945, Dr. Yoshimi said one India and a Japanese came to him and asked for a certificate after 43 years in the name of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. All these things are very serious and require attention.

The statement of former Prime Minister, Morarji Desai, has been referred to here. I do not want to go into the details of that. But, now, he also expressed his doubt about the correctness of the conclusions reached in the two reports, namely, the Shah Nawaz Committee and the Khosla Commission. Anyway, Sir, the truth has not come out. This is a fact. It is an undoubted fact that Governments did not play their role to unearth the truth and did not cooperate with the Commission also. Sir, we demand from the Government that all reports, so far submitted, including the recent one, be studied further in depth, experts and knowledgeable Members should be consulted to arrive at a final reliable conclusion.

Finally, I would like to conclude by saying that Netaji is no more. But the ideals of secularism, and his thought of economic development of the country should reach the nation, particularly, the younger generation of this country.

(Continued by PB/6N)

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