Misuse of ToI – Propaganda Against Netaji Subhas
When the time has come that Nation should know the truth about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and decide whether Chanakya was right to say take help of enemies of an enemy or Gandhi was right to say we will not disturb the British Ruler when they are busy in the war.
Like British Rulers did in 1946 to hide the truth of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from our countrymen prominent journalist of Times of India – Manimugdha S Sharma – is doing now with the propaganda against Netaji.
“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose wanted ruthless dictatorship in India for 20 years Manimugdha S Sharma,TNN | Apr 19, 2015, 11.05 PM IST”
- Recent allegations about a newly independent India under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru snooping on the kin of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is what conspiracy theorists and spin doctors needed to push their agenda — that Netaji was a greater patriot than Pandit Nehru. The “see-I-told-you” band of people, some of them public intellectuals, have kept the media and political circles abuzz with all sorts of activity ever since.
———-The author made a statement which is simply self inflicted that “conspiracy theorists and spin doctors needed to push their agenda — that Netaji was a greater patriot than Pandit Nehru” but about whom the author is talking and whether any concrete evidence is there or, not is not clear, if any then it is worth citation.
- Every day, someone or the other claims to know what really happened to Bose and blames Pandit Nehru and the Congress for it. Any narrative or opinion that runs contrary to this new perception is immediately denounced as a work of traitors. However, Bose’s admirers conveniently ignore his Faustian treaty with Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan.
——— Quote: “However, Bose’s admirers conveniently ignore his Faustian treaty with Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan” the author is forgetting the similar “Faustian” treaty of Nehru with British and Allied Armed Forces (ref: Discovery Of India–By J.Nehru). Author even forgets that our entire country was under slavery under Her Majesty’s Government of Britain at about 300 years by then. Might be it is acceptable to the author !!!
- Netaji Bose, by his own admission in his book, “Indian Struggle” (published in 1935 in London), believed India needed a political system that was a mix of fascism and communism — something that he called samyavad. Netaji made a special trip to Rome in 1935 to present a copy of his book to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, whom he greatly admired and whose ideals he would follow for the rest of his life. Bose’s reactionary views naturally brought him into conflict with the pacifist leaders of Congress, most notably Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru. But the friction didn’t happen in 1935, it happened much earlier.
———- Quote: “a mix of fascism and communism — something that he called samyavad” the author once again have not read the book referred (Indian Struggle—by N.S.C.Bose) in depth. Superficial study results in such writings distorting the truth. Am quoting from there for an informative reading of our readers — “Both Communism and Fascism believe in the supremacy of the State over the individual. Both denounce parliamentarian democracy. Both believe in party rule. Both believe in the dictatorship of the party and in the ruthless suppression of all dissenting minorities. Both believe in a planned industrial reorganization of the country. These common traits will form the basis of the new synthesis. That synthesis is called by the writer (Netaji S.C.Bose) ‘Samyavada’ – an Indian word, which means literally ‘the doctrine of synthesis or equality’. It will be India’s task to work out this synthesis.” Now tell us where Netaji S.C.Bose talk about a ‘mix’……the word ‘mix’ is simply blending of ingredients…..the word ‘synthesis’ means ‘a new unified whole resulting from the combination of different ideas, influences, or objects’ having a profound internal implications than simply ‘mix’. And even Netaji S.C.Bose left the entire task to the nation, isn’t this modest enough. After this aforementioned sentence, once again the author started his own inflicted wordings which are highly objectionable. And tell us, if you present your newly published book to a leader of a country isn’t that an etiquette. And remember, at that point of time our nation was under slavery under Her Majesty’s Government of Britain, and Italy-Germany-Japan was the only power working against Britain’s Colonialism. It seems that the author is fond of British Colonialism.
- Bose had organized the annual session of the Indian National Congress in 1928 in Calcutta. There, he organized a guard of honour in full military style—over 2,000 volunteers were drilled in military fashion and organized into battalions; half of them wore military uniforms with “officers” wearing metal epaulettes. For himself, Bose got a senior British military officer’s dress tailored by Calcutta-based British firm, Harman’s, complemented by an aiguillette and a field marshal’s baton; he also assumed the title of general officer commanding, much to the chagrin of Gandhi, who described the whole thing as ‘Bertram Mills circus’. But Bose’s love for militarism continued just like his love for a good show.
- In 1938, at the 51st session of the Congress at Haripura, Bose was the president. He organized for himself a grand ceremony that was no less than a victory march of a triumphant ancient Indian king returning from digvijaya. He supposedly entered the venue in a chariot drawn by 51 bullocks, accompanied by 51 girls in saffron saris, after a two-hour procession through 51 gates that also had 51 brass bands playing. He would do similar shows in Southeast Asia when he came to the helm of Indian National Army and Indian Independence League.
———–For Para-04 & 05: Once again presentation and implication of facts in distorted manner: Let us know the history: From 1917 to 1919 Subhas Ch. Bose was a part of Scottish Church College’s (at Kolkata) University Cadet Core (Named: Bharatrakshya Bahini(Army)) where he was one of the best performers and under leadership of Captain Gray he got a non-commissioned post. He was subjected to extensive warfare ammunition handling. He was fascinated with that. He got his basic training of warfare there only. He believed avidly that freedom of our motherland will come under fierce struggle against the Armed British Rulers and not through any sort of mutual understandings. Nehru and Gandhi believed in the other way always. Netaji believed in “Tit for tat”. Now tell us what the harm is there doing drilling etc. as it is part of fitness and if a race is neither physically fit nor, disciplined then how it can fight the battle of freedom where the Armed British Rulers will kill you else. Quote: “his love for a good show” peculiarly said as if Gandhi or, Nehru never arranged any show / addressing gatherings / walking in rallies etc. !!! “He organized for himself” this is distortion of fact, Netaji didn’t organize it but it was organized by Congress Party Volunteers to felicitate the ‘Leader’ of their heart.
- In October 1943, Bose announced the formation of the Provisional Government of Free India (Arzi Hukumat-i-Azad Hind). He arbitrarily assumed the titles of head of state, prime minister, and minister for war and foreign affairs — the first he intended to keep when India was liberated. He demanded total submission and fealty from Indians everywhere; anybody who opposed him, his army or government could be executed (some accounts suggest many were indeed tortured or executed on orders of Bose or with his knowledge).
- The INA’s proclamation put this into writing: “If any person fails to understand the intentions of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind and the Indian National Army, or of our Ally, the Nippon Army, and dares to commit such acts as are itemized hereunder which would hamper the sacred task of emancipating India, he shall be executed or severely punished in accordance with the Criminal Law of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind and the Indian National Army or with the Martial Law of the Nippon Army.”
———–For Para-06 & 07: Again presentation and implication of facts in distorted manner: Self inflicted wordings without any citations. Quote: “He demanded total submission and fealty from Indians everywhere; anybody who opposed him, his army or government could be executed….( some accounts suggest many were indeed tortured or executed on orders of Bose or with his knowledge)” Is it justified to have a bunch of informers, traitors, betrayers who will always be informing the whereabouts, action plans etc. of I.N.A. to the British army ? For this sort of nature of us the British Rulers came camouflaged as East India Company and ruled for approx.300 years with the help of these informers, traitors, betrayers. It seemed the author have affinity / sympathy towards those kind of people. Is it could have been better that we could have been ruled by Her Majesty’s Government for another 100 years !!! Regarding tortures neither any single incidence nor, any recount was recorded in history. At least the author should have given citations in this regard. As per our detailed study goes…..there were tortures by Japanese army (that also of the natives of Indonesia, Myanmar, Sumatra, Java etc. and basically of the europeans of British and US Army) but not a single event occurred under the Azad Hind Government or, not even by I.N.A. and even how is it possible that all the soldiers (initially who were with British Army) of INA were under captivation with Japanese Army and were liberated by Netaji only (actually organised by Rashbihari Basu). How come they will torture other Indians who were residents in that South East Asian region, since all of them participated wholeheartedly in that Mass Movement……all of them even contributed to build up the INA treasury utilised to fight the war against the Army of Her Majesty’s Government !!! (Ref.(i) “Netaji Rahasya Sandhane” –by Narayan Sanyal –a renowned bengali author and Civil Engineer by profession, in 1970s he went to South East Asian region and investigated thoroughly, Ref.(ii) Shahnawaz, Khosla & Justice M.K.Mukherjee Committee reports), Ref.(iii) Unto Him a Witness – by S.A. Ayer, Ref.(iv) The Springing Tiger –by Hugh Toye
- In a speech the same year in Singapore, Bose spoke about India needing a ruthless dictator for 20 years after liberation. Then Singapore daily, Sunday Express (now defunct), printed his speech where he said, “So long as there is a third party, ie the British, these dissensions will not end. These will go on growing. They will disappear only when an iron dictator rules over India for 20 years. For a few years at least, after the end of British rule in India, there must be a dictatorship…No other constitution can flourish in this country and it is so to India’s good that she shall be ruled by a dictator, to begin with …”
- By this time, Netaji seems to have liked Nazism more than Fascism. In a speech to students of Tokyo University in 1944, Netaji said India needs to have a philosophy that “should be a synthesis between national socialism (Nazism) and communism”. Around this time, of course, any form of cordiality that existed between Bose and Pandit Nehru had evaporated.
- While Bose fancied himself as a world leader like Hitler and Mussolini, Pandit Nehru despised both individuals and their ideologies. He expressed his “intense dislike” for Fascism and said there can be no middle path between fascism and communism, the former being a “crude and brutal effort of the capitalist order”.
———–For Para-08 to10: Historical facts are presented in most improper manner, some are also false since citations are missing extensively. I refer for our readers “Indian Struggle (Vol-1 & 2)—by N.S.C.Bose” where NSCB said: “It is not possible at this stage to visualise the details of this Party’s (Socialist Party and a new full fledged party out of communist revolt) programme and plan of action – but one may attempt to give the bare outlines:
1. The party will stand for the interest of the masses, that is, of the peasants, workers, etc., and not for the vested interests, that is the landlords, capitalists and money-lending classes.
2. It will stand for the complete political and economic liberation of the Indian people.
3. It will stand for a Federal Government for India as the ultimate goal, but will believe in a strong Central Government with dictatorial powers for some years to come, in order to put India on her feet.
4. It will believe in a sound system of state-planning for the re-organisation of the agricultural and industrial life of the country.
Now there are 6 nos. of points more…..… I request our readers to read the aforementioned book. It is now prominent that how obvious and radical plans were being nurtured by N.S.C.Bose, isn’t it so relevant even in the perspective of our present national scenario.
- Nevertheless, after Bose “died” in that mysterious air crash in August 1945, Pandit Nehru paid a tribute to his former colleague, “In the struggle for the cause of India’s independence he has given his life and has escaped all those troubles which brave soldiers like him have to face in the end. He was not only brave but had deep love for freedom. He believed, rightly or wrongly, that whatever he did was for the independence of India … Although I personally did not agree with him in many respects, and he left us and formed the Forward Bloc, nobody can doubt his sincerity. He struggled throughout his life for the independence of India, in his own way.”
———- Once again citations missing. Nehru was a great diplomat. On 26/08/1945 (ref: Amrita Bazar Patrika) he told press reporters at Abbottabad : “A mixed feeling of deepest sorrow and relief enveloped my soul for the present – sorrow because the great selfless leader passed away and relief because the brave man met with a brave and sudden death.” ——- Now about the word “relief”, is it sounding good in this context while you are expressing grief. A brave human being met with brave & sudden death, is this a matter of “relief”, I ask my readers to think
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