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Netaji files: India’s worst-kept secret | GulfNews.com

26.9.15

Netaji files: India’s worst-kept secret | GulfNews.com: Reacting to the latest revelation, Sugata Bose – a Netaji kin and son of Dr Sisir Kumar Bose, who drove Netaji as he dodged British sleuths during the ‘great escape’ from house-arrest in Kolkata in 1945 – told Gulf News from New Delhi: “The most disgraceful aspect of such surveillance is that private letters exchanged between my father and Netaji’s wife Emile Schenkl were opened, read and copied. This shows Indian democracy in the first two decades after independence in poor light.”

Sugata, a professor of History at Harvard University and a member of Lok Sabha (Lower House of parliament) from Jadavpur in West Bengal, further said: “I have been demanding for several years now that all old files and data that the government has in its possession, that are more than 25 or 30 years old, should be opened up and made available to scholars and the public.


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