[Revealed] Modi releases Netaji files. Will India finally have closure?
Social media divided over outcome of declassified documents.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released digital copies of 100 secret files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on the freedom fighter's 119th birth anniversary at the National Archives of India (NAI). The files have been put in the public domain for the first time and the NAI plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Bose every month.
Netaji’s family members, who arrived in Delhi for the event, broke down after seeing the files. Modi had, in his meeting with members of the Bose family in October last year, announced that the government would declassify the files relating to the leader whose disappearance 70 years ago still remains a mystery.
The prime minister had earlier tweeted in the morning:
Today is a special day for all Indians. Declassification of Netaji files starts today. Will go to National Archives myself for the same.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2016
Netaji's family broke down after seeing the files:
The files have been released on a digital format and can be accessed on the website http://netajipapers.gov.in/:National Archives of India.
Here's how people reacted to the developments on Twitter:
#NetajiSubhasChandraBose The best tribute which we can give Netaji subhash chandra bose is to stop calling Mulayam Singh Yadav as Netaji...— Jitan Ram Manjhi (@apkajitanram) January 23, 2016
Note that the timing of declassification of #NetajiSubhasChandraBose files has nothing to do with upcoming WB elections.— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) January 23, 2016
Nehru calling Netaji a 'war criminal' will set off a political storm. Nehru complained to British PM about Bose https://t.co/ozpc3oxDuD— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) January 23, 2016
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Ok. Go back to your classrooms. Show is over. https://t.co/3cppp9QWsd— Elneny4Ever (@sidin) January 23, 2016
The fact is #NetajiSubhasChandraBose never ever was Sanghi n BJP is trying hard to claim his legacy.— shashi saxena (@jaishrisai1) January 23, 2016